PERRY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Police are working to piece together a burglary and police chase.
It started in Perry Township outside of Salem around 5 a.m. Thursday and ended in a crash on State Route 39 in the Washington Township area.
Police believe a passenger in the car, later identified as Aaron Freet, shot at police. He was also injured in the crash.
Freet was treated at Salem Regional Medical Center and booked into the Columbiana County Jail.
The driver, Brandon House, took off from the stolen vehicle.
Police said Freet shot at a Perry Township officer and damaged Saline Oil in the process where the burglary allegedly occurred. No one was hurt.
“We arrive there to find the two windows broke out of the business. Cash and credit were taken from there,” McLaughlin said.
Investigators believe evidence was left at the crash scene.
“There was some stuff that appears to have been thrown over a high wall there, probably from that vehicle, and we were working on recovering those items,” McLaughlin said.
At about 8:30 a.m., a stolen vehicle was spotted in the Mays Towing parking lot in Warren where House and two other men, Jonathan Daviduk and Wayne Perry were taken into custody.
All three men were booked into the Trumbull County Jail on parole violations. Additional charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
House is being held without bond, pending charges out of Columbiana County.
State Route 39 was closed between Salineville and Route 164 in Washington Township for a few hours. It has since reopened.
The sheriff’s office is investigating the chase, while the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.