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Austintown police seeking videos of car break-in suspects

AUSTINTOWN ä– The Austintown Police Department is looking for any Ring, doorbell cameras or surveillance video of the Burkey Road, Collins Street, Artmar Drive, Kirwan Drive and Daytona Drive areas in the eastern part of the township from early Tuesday.

Specifically, the police department is hoping someone’s video captured the faces of the person or persons who entered several vehicles and stole a truck early that morning.

“Any closeup photos of their faces would be greatly appreciated,” a post on the police department’s Facebook page states.

Photos can be forwarded to Shevener@austintowntwp.com, the post states.

An Austintown police report states that officers were called to the 1000 block of Collins Street at 3:34 a.m. Tuesday for a theft from a vehicle. The caller said he or she saw two people enter the vehicle without permission. It is unknown whether anything was taken.

An officer observed foot tracks through the yards and near vehicles. Then the officer located a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Impala Drive. It had wallets and other items inside. The officer then turned off his cruiser lights and watched the vehicle for someone to enter.

Meanwhile, other officers were checking the area for the suspects. An officer with a police dog tracked the suspect or suspects, which led the officers to a home in the 3900 block of Artmar Drive.

The owner of the Artmar Drive home advised officers that his 2011 black Ford 150 Lariat pickup truck was missing.

Officers went to an address on Oregon Avenue in Youngstown, along with Youngstown police, to continue the investigation.

A person left the home in the truck. Officers tried to make a traffic stop, resulting in a pursuit, and the individual got away in Youngstown, the report states. Youngstown police later found the truck at a home in the 900 block of East Boston Avenue on the South Side.

The vehicle was towed to the Austintown Police Department and later returned to the owner, police said.

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