Youngstown police: Officer broke leg while tackling chase suspect

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Jason Stiner, Youngstown, failure to comply

A Youngstown officer broke his leg while tackling a man who ran from police, according to a report.

Just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, police tried to pull over 34-year-old Jason Stiner on Gibson Street because they said he didn’t stop at a stop sign. They said he wouldn’t pull over for them.

Officers said as he drove, he threw two white objects out of the window.

They said Stiner braked suddenly at E. Laclede and Homestead avenues, and ran out of the car.

Officers chased him through Homestead Park, according to the police report.

In the process of wrestling him to the ground, police said Stiner fell on top of one of the officers’ legs, breaking it.

Police found a folded piece of paper with crack cocaine inside of Stiner’s pocket, according to a report.

He was arrested and charged with obstructing official business, failure to comply, possession of cocaine, possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.

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