3 nabbed in police chase probe


By Chris Pugh - cpugh@civitasmedia.com



Galion police apprehended a 16-year-old Cincinnati teen Thursday as part of an investigation into a police chase which took place Wednesday night in the city.

Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield said Friday morning that the teen was a runaway and had a warrant for breaking and entering.

He said Galion police were able to connect the teen, along with a 15-year-old male and 13-year-old male from the Cincinnati area to a burglary in Clinton County, a stolen vehicle in the Cincinnati area as well as to a stolen vehicle in Morrow County. The 16-year-old male was held in juvenile detention overnight.

Saterfield added that the other two teens are back in the Cincinnati area and are facing an investigation by the corresponding agencies.

The chase took place Wednesday night in the city, as reports indicated that officers went to South Street at 10 p.m. to check on a suspicious vehicle.

According to reports, when officers arrived, two white males got in the car and sped off.

“Our officers started a vehicle pursuit that led to the suspect vehicle turning its lights out and then entered the Archery Club at the end of Boston Street,” Saterfield reported. “The suspects fled on foot into the woods. Our department was assisted by Ohio State Highway Patrol, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and Morrow County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to find them, but they weren’t found on Wednesday.”

Saterfield said Thursday’s investigation was handled in conjunction with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Cincinnati Police Department.

He added that any charges that will occur from incidents in Galion are being reviewed by the Crawford County Juvenile Prosecutor.

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By Chris Pugh

cpugh@civitasmedia.com