Manhunt over, suspect found near Route 170 in Poland


POLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies spent most of the early morning hours Thursday looking for a teenager they say was involved in a stolen vehicle investigation.

The incident began with a police chase in Austintown at 2 a.m. Thursday as officers pursued a stolen car.

Highway Patrol said the driver lost control of the car, which went into a field by a convenience store at the corner of Route 170 and Western Reserve Road in Poland.

Both suspects in the car ran from police. One of them was immediately caught but the juvenile was not.

A cornfield is next to the convenient store, so police called in a K9 to help them search.

The second suspect was found near the Backyard Bar and Grille and the search scene was cleared about 6:30 a.m.

Investigators found two stolen vehicles as a result of the chase and arrests.

Police have not released the names of the suspects or other details of the crime. More information is expected to be released later Thursday.