There is no current threat to the Solon area, police said, following a stolen vehicle pursuit, crash and attempted carjacking involving a 13-year-old male last week that had some businesses sheltering in place.

Investigation is ongoing in connection with an incident that occurred after 3 p.m. Aug. 26 when patrol officers were alerted to the presence of a stolen vehicle by a license plate reader camera in the area of Harper Road and the Route 422 freeway.

According to police, an officer observed the stolen gray 2019 Toyota SUV traveling on Aurora Road westbound near Camp Industrial Parkway and attempted to make the stop. The vehicle then sped off toward the intersection of Aurora and Harper roads, police said, before crashing into another vehicle and the driver running from the crash toward an office plaza.

An uninvolved citizen reported to responding officers that he observed the suspect brandish a firearm in an attempt to take his vehicle, place said.

The victim drove away and the suspect was unsuccessful in the robbery attempt, police said.

Officers searched the area and eventually found the suspect hiding in an area outside of Pressco Technology, 29200 Aurora Road. A loaded semi-automatic firearm was recovered and the suspect was taken to an area hospital for a minor leg injury caused by a canine police officer bite.

Charges will be referred to Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court for consideration of felony charges related to receiving stolen property and attempted robbery against the male suspect, 13, of Cleveland, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, a 41-year-old male of Twinsburg, was treated at the scene and released for a minor injury.

Some of the businesses in the area were sheltering in place at the advice of officers as they searched outside for the teen suspect, police said. He was found about an hour and 45 minutes after the crash, police said.

The matter remains under investigation this week.

For the last decade, Sue Reid has covered the government, business climate and residents of Solon. A Times reporter for 22 years, Ms. Reid has earned commendations from the Ohio Newspaper Association and Cleveland Press Association.

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