Three teens have been arrested after Akron police said they were involved in a police chase in a stolen car and were later found to have guns early Friday morning.
According to police, two people reported that three people wearing masks approached them around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after they pulled into the parking lot of the Lucky Corner, 1350 W. Waterloo Road, in Kenmore.
One of the people pointed a handgun at them, ordered them out of their car (a white 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML 350), got into the car and drove off, police said.
According to police, officers saw the stolen car around 12:15 a.m. Friday at Baird Street and Talbot Avenue in East Akron, with a short chase ensuing after the driver didn't pull over. The chase ended when the car rolled into a parked car in the 2200 block of 7th Street SW in Kenmore, with three people getting out and running away when the car stopped, police said.
Two 17-year-old boys were taken into custody "almost immediately" after officers chased after them, police said, adding that one teen "briefly resisted arrest and had to be wrestled to the ground, causing him to drop a handgun he possessed." A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody after he was found hiding across the street, according to police.
Police said a second handgun found nearby had been reported stolen. The stolen car was towed from the scene and is being held for processing.
The teens were taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center and were charged with weapons charges and obstructing official business. One of the 17-year-olds was also charged with resisting arrest. Police said the investigation is ongoing, and more charges are possible.
This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Teens arrested after chase in stolen car from East Akron to Kenmore