MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Four people are in custody after colliding with a Moraine police cruiser in Kettering with a vehicle that was reported stolen Monday.
Moraine police said around 9 a.m., officers started investigating a vehicle that was reportedly stolen from a home on Amelia Way. Officers were able to track the location of the stolen truck since it was equipped with Onstar.
The truck traveled south from Dayton, back towards Moraine on I-75, then exited at Dryden Road and traveled north on Arbor Boulevard before turning south on State Route 741. Officers saw the truck as it turned to travel east on West Dorothy Lane, eventually heading south on Southern Boulevard.
Police had Onstar disable the vehicle’s ability to accelerate, gradually slowing it to a stop. When the truck turned onto Belvoir Avenue, everyone in the vehicle left it and started running through the neighborhood.
The truck continued to roll forward where it collided with the back of a Moraine police cruiser, causing minor damage to both vehicles.
The four people inside the car were caught after Kettering and Moraine officers set up a perimeter around the area. Three of the suspects are minors, while the driver is identified as an 18-year-old adult male.
No shots were fired during this incident. However, officers found a loaded gun on the adult suspect.
This incident happened near Southdale Elementary School, which was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure, however, Kettering Police Department said that no students, faculty or staff were in any danger during the incident.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
The minor suspects are being held in the Juvenile Detention Center, pending felony charges. The adult was placed in the Montgomery County Jail on a preliminary charge of grand theft auto.