YPD: man calls 911 while being chased
By Joe Gorman
Reports said a man being chased by police Tuesday afternoon called 911 during the chase to report the car he was driving was stolen.
Police arrested Jamarious Abrams, 21, of Youngstown on charges of child endangering, fleeing and eluding and other charges emanating from the 3:15 p.m. chase on the East Side as well as three warrants from municipal court.
He also has an outstanding warrant from Campbell Municipal Court, reports said.
Vice squad officers on patrol tried to pull over a car driven by Abrams on Victor Avenue for failing to stop at a stop sign.
Instead of stopping, however, Abrams led police on a chase, cutting through several parking lots as he did so.
Reports said he lost control of the car at Jacobs Road and Kenyon Avenue and crashed into a utility pole.
A woman in the passenger’s seat was holding her 2-year-old child when police approached the car and later learned Abrams is the child’s father.
A pill bottle police said was thrown out during the chase was found by another officer but it had been run over and was empty, reports said.
Inside the car, police found a digital scale with a white powder residue on it, reports said.
Abrams was taken to the Mahoning County jail.
City municipal court records show police cited Abrams on Feb. 6 for not having a driver’s license and failure to obey a traffic control device.
He did not show up for court, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The robbery charge was filed Oct. 6 in municipal court for a Sept. 19 robbery, according to court records.
In common pleas court, records show Abrams was sentenced Feb. 22, 2016, to five years’ probation on counts of breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools.
A judge found him guilty of a probation violation April 20 this year, and he ordered Abrams to complete an in-house treatment program at the Community Corrections Association on June 12.
Another warrant was issued for his arrest in August, however, in common pleas court, for an alleged probation violation.