YPD: Man tries to crash into patrol car head-on at high speed

Police and K9 units found Kevin Roman, 18, on West Warren Avenue in Youngstown and arrested him

Kevin Roman has been charged with felonious assault and wanted for aggravated robbery


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Police arrested an 18-year-old after they say he tried to crash into a city patrol car on Friday night.

Kevin Roman, of Youngstown, is charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery.

Officers observed Roman fail to stop at a stop sign on Chicago Avenue, and attempted to pull him over. Police say the car picked up speed and pulled into a church parking lot.

A police report claimed Roman spun around in the parking lot and began driving straight toward them at high speed. It reported that he narrowly missed hitting the police car, which swerved last second.

Police say Roman’s vehicle sped away and they found it later on West Warren Avenue, unoccupied.

Witnesses said a male and female exited the car and fled on foot. Police and K9 units found Roman on the front porch of a house on W. Warren and arrested him.

Roman confirmed that a female was in the vehicle with him, but he refused to identify her, according to the police report.

The aggravated robbery charge is related to a previous warrant.

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