Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lakewood Police Department investigates every police chase it's involved in — regardless of its outcome. The investigation in this chase isn't finished yet, said Lakewood Police Capt. Edward Hassing said.
The man who crashed his car into a house after a short, high-speed chase with Lakewood Police Wednesday has died while at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Dana Barnes, 31, of Cleveland, was taken there for treatment immediately after the crash. Lakewood Police Capt. Ed Hassing said that, while it is unfortunate that Barnes died, it is Barnes who chose to flee from police when an officer signalled for him to pull over. "Had Mr. Barnes just stopped and talked to us, there wouldn't have been a crash," Hassing said. "But Mr. Barnes chose to flee." An officer tried to stop Barnes because a woman had just called the police department, saying that he had tried to assault her and a friend of hers, Hassing said. The woman later decided she …
What began as domestic altercation led to a police chase.
What started as a domestic altercation led to a police chase and ultimately ended when the suspect crashed his Cutlass into a Cleveland home, Lakewood Police Capt. Edward Hassing said. A woman called Lakewood Police, saying the suspect had tried to hit her and another woman. Police soon spotted the suspect's silver Oldsmobile Cutlass near the intersection of Clifton and Nicholson. An officer observed as the Cutlass nearly hit several parked cars, Hassing said. Officers signalled for the man to pull over; but, instead of complying, the man stopped for a second but then sped away down Clifton, Hassing said. Police followed and the chase ended when the suspect went off the road and crashed into the front porch of a home in the 9000 block of …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Don't try to run from the Lakewood Police. Chances are, these officers will catch you.
There were several police chases in Lakewood in 2012. We thought we'd share a few of them.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Charges include fleeing and eluding and drunken driving.
This story was originally published March 24. Editor's note: There's some foul language briefly used in the dashcam video. The 20-year-old Lakewood man charged with fleeing and eluding, and drunken driving — after leading Lakewood police on a high-speed 5-mile chase through the western suburbs last week — is set to appear in court. Mark Olszewski, faces two first-degree misdemeanor charges, fleeing and eluding and drunken driving (and two minor minor misdemeanors) after he led police on a high-speed chase last Tuesday. He's set to appear in Lakewood Municipal Court next Monday. The entire chase was caught on a dashcam video in a Lakewood police cruiser. According to Lakewood police chief Timothy Malley, the case began when officers …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Police Chief Timothy Malley: A cruiser struck a Cleveland house and the suspect got away.
A high-speed police chase that started in Lakewood early Saturday morning ended in Cleveland with a police cruiser striking a house, an injured officer and no arrest. It all started at 4:27 a.m. when a car was reported stolen from a home in the 1100 block of Elbur Avenue, according to the police report. Officers spotted the car minutes later near the intersection of W. 117th Street and Madison Avenue, said Police Chief Timothy Malley. When officers attempted a traffic stop, the suspect refused to pull over. According to the report, the driver ran at least two red lights in Cleveland as speeds reached 65 mph. The officer pursued the car for about a mile and a half to Governor Avenue in Cleveland, where the suspect abandoned the vehicle …