(North Ridgeville) - Four teenagers are under arrest after a multi-city police chase that started when someone was seen rifling through the parked car outside a North Ridgeville home.
North Ridgeville Police say that at about 4 a.m. Thurday, they received a call from a resident on Stonegate Circle, who saw people stealing items from his wife's car. That caller gave police the license number of the crooks. That turned out to be the license number of an SUV that had been stolen on Tuesday in Avon Lake.
Shortly after that, another resident of Stonegate Circle called 911 to reports a handgun and several loaded magazines had been stolen from his car.
North Ridgeville Police found the SUV, and started chasing it along Center Ridge Road into Westlake and Rocky River. It went north to Detroit Road, then went westbound back into Westlake.
Stop sticks were used, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped the SUV using a maneuver known as PIT, forcing the SUV's driver to lose control and stop.
Three teenagers in the SUV were arrested right away. A fourth suspect was seen running through a backyard of a house on Wonneta Parkway, and he was arrested by Westlake Police.
All of the suspects, all juveniles, have been taken to the Lorain County Detention Home. The stolen SUV, the stolen handgun, and numerous other recovered stolen items were turned over to North Ridgeville Police.