Police chase on Youngstown’s south side ends with 1 arrest

The suspect took off and Youngstown police chased the suspect to Griselda Avenue, where it all ended

He was arrested and charged with disobeying a traffic signal, driving without a license and failure to comply with a police order.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown police arrested a man after they said he led them on a chase through the south side Wednesday afternoon.

Police said Omar Avilez-Suares, 33, ran a red light at Rush Boulevard and Lucius Avenue around 2:30 p.m. They said he took off after police tried to pull him over.

At one point, Avilez-Suares was driving so fast that police could not safely catch up to him as he was running stop signs at several intersections, swerving around vehicles and pedestrians, according to a police report.

Police say Avilez-Suares got caught in a traffic jam at Glenwood and Indianola avenues, where he jumped out of his truck and took off on foot.

One officer chased him while another officer in a cruiser got into position to assist in the chase. The suspect was caught on Griselda Avenue, near Indianola Avenue.

Avilez-Suares told police he did not have a driver’s license and that he was not a U.S. citizen.

He was arrested and charged with disobeying a traffic signal, driving without a license and failure to comply with a police order.