WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Warren couple with a baby told police they were startled when a hunting suspect rushed into their apartment in an attempt to evade arrest Thursday.
It all started just after midnight when officers spotted a reported stolen 2017 Ford Escape driving down E. Market Street.
An officer attempted to stop the vehicle after it passed through a stop sign at Charles Avenue and High Street, but reported that the vehicle had accelerated. This led to a chase in which the vehicle drove through a wooded area and jumped two sidewalks before arriving on Peace Avenue, the report said.
According to police, the driver then exited the vehicle and drove through a parking lot, where he was seen carrying a dark-colored book bag. After a foot chase, the officer lost sight of the suspect near the intersection of Shalom Avenue and Maryland Street.
After searching for the suspect, locals reported that an unknown person had come through their open sliding door and walked through their apartment. They were frantic saying their baby was upstairs at the time.
Police spotted the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Sharvez Gilmore, hiding under a bed in the bedroom. Upon his arrest, he told officers, “I am not the one you are looking for,” the report said.
Police say the bag Gilmore was seen carrying was found in the grass on the 2100 block of Peace Ave.
Officers towed the vehicle and reported that a cell phone and a Nintendo Switch were found inside. The vehicle had been stolen from the River Run Apartments, and during a break-in there, police reported that a Nintendo Switch had also been stolen.
Police said other items stolen from apartment cars were found inside the satchel.
Gilmore was taken to Trumbull County Jail for aggravated burglary, receiving stolen property and disobedience.