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2 teens arrested, 2 officers injured during police chase near UC

CPD: Chase started after vehicle reported stolen
Corryville Police Chase
Posted at 7:45 AM, Jun 08, 2022

CINCINNATI — Two teenagers were arrested and two Cincinnati police officers were injured after a chase in Corryville early Wednesday morning.

Police initially thought the teenagers stole a car with a baby inside but confirmed the baby was never in the car during the chase.

Detectives said the case started at a gas station on W. North Bend Rd. in Mt. Airy around 3:00 a.m. They said someone there called 911 and said carjackers stole their car with a baby inside.

Officers quickly located the vehicle less than six miles away near University of Cincinnati's campus. Investigators said the driver led officers on a short chase but stopped at MLK and Burnet Woods Dr. That's when police said the driver and passenger got out and ran. Two officers said they were hurt while chasing them, but their injuries were minor so they caught the suspects, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old.

Police confirmed scanner traffic that said no baby was located in the vehicle.

A dispatcher is heard asking, "Can you check to see if the kid is in the car still?"
An officer responds, "The child was never in the car. At least during the pursuit."

WCPO 9News asked if it was a misunderstanding or false report. The investigation is still ongoing. The only ones charged at this time are the two teenagers.

This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.

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