YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Police Tuesday took two people into custody after a foot chase in Mill Creek Park.
Brian Reed, 18, of Westchester Drive in Austintown, and a 16-year-old from Struthers were both arrested following the foot chase that began after a car stolen from Austintown crashed into a bridge about 10:20 a.m. at Birch Hill Drive and West Avenue in the park.
When an officer went to inspect the bridge, reports said he was told by witnesses that the car that hit the bridge was in the parking lot of the Lily Pond.
Officers found a car there with damage to its front end, and when they ran a records check, it was discovered that the car had recently been stolen in Austintown. An Austintown police report said the car had been stolen from a carport in the 4000 block of Nantucket Avenue. Police were called there just after 8 a.m. by a person who said they had last parked the car at 7 p.m. Monday but when they went to the car Tuesday morning, it was gone.
Other witnesses told police that they saw three men run from the car. Officers spotted three men matching their description at Pioneer Pavilion, and when they saw police, they ran.
Reed was caught by Mill Creek MetroParks police on West Cohasset Drive while the juvenile was caught at Schenley Avenue and Bears Den Road.
Reed was booked into the Mahoning County Jail on a charge of receiving stolen property. The juvenile was taken to the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center. The third person managed to get away.
An Austintown police report said police tried to question Reed, who was identified as the driver, but he refused to answer any questions.