Officers in Parma have arrested four men they believe to be involved in a slew of car dealership break-ins and luxury car thefts that have recently plagued Northeast, Ohio, including here in Akron.
Channel 19 reports that Saturday night a Parma officer spotted a stolen Dodge Durango Hellcat that was suspected to be involved in the recent break-ins and attempted a traffic stop. The car fled and after a short chase and calling in reinforcements, officers found the car parked on the shoulder of I-480 east near exit 20B.
When officers approached the vehicle, police say 3 men fled the car on foot into a wooded area near the highway. Parma police were assisted by multiple police units in the surrounding area who set up a perimeter and the Ohio State Highway Patrol which deployed a helicopter to help search for the suspects.
One suspect was found by Parma police in a wooded ravine and arrested without incident. Officers noticed a Ford Crown Victoria in the same area and arrested the 3 occupants in that vehicle which included the other 2 suspects that fled from the Durango. The suspects were taken to Parma Jail.
The suspects have not been named but all of them are from the City of Cleveland. The case remains under investigation.