Akron and Tallmadge Police were finally able to stop the driver of a stolen SUV early this morning after the driver struck several police cruisers.
Around 1:30 this morning, officers observed a stolen 1994 Dodge Dakota near the intersection of East Exchange Street and South Arlington Street. The SUV had been taken from Arlington Plaza. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle near the intersection of East Exchange Street and Brown Street when the driver led officers on a chase.. The pursuit lasted nearly a half hour, passed through four cities and damaged three Akron cruisers. Tallmadge Police Officers deployed stop sticks, disabling the suspect’s vehicle. The driver was finally taken into custody near the intersection of Howe Road and Vinewood Avenue.
Isaac Jones, 18, of Patterson Avenue in Akron, was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Failure to Comply with Police Orders and four counts of Assault on a Peace officer. Jones was transported to a local hospital for a minor laceration to his face before being booked into the Summit County Jail.
No other injuries or damages were reported.