Monday, April 02, 2012


Elyria – Imagine driving down the road and spotting your car that had been stolen just a couple days earlier. Brett Sobeck had that happen to him this past Saturday when he spotted his 2006 Cadillac DTS traveling northbound on Route 57 near Chestnut Ridge Road.

Sobeck had parked at the East Broad Street Speedway gas station on Friday and left the keys in the still running car as he went inside. When Sobeck returned the car was gone. A stolen car from an Olmsted Falls Speedway gas station was left behind. Police in Olmsted Falls found another stolen vehicle at that had also been taken from the East Broad Street Speedway.

When Sobeck spotted his car he called Elyria Police and alerted them that he was following his car. Officers set up on Cleveland Street near 57 and fell in behind the Cadillac as it passed.

Officers attempted to stop the car and at one point it appeared the driver was going to stop but then sped up hitting speeds of 80MPH.

The driver, 34 year old Robert Sherry of Parma, made a right turn onto West River Road North and right into the construction zone.

The chase came to a stop after Sherry attempted to get past a car that was turning left onto Market Drive by Home Depot and struck the car. Both cars came to rest in the intersection.

Officers pulled Sherry out of the car and after a brief struggle he was taken into custody.

There were no injuries reported in the crash.

Robert Sherry was charged for Receiving Stolen Property, Failure to Comply and Reckless Operation.

Police also cited Sobeck for leaving keys in an unattended vehicle.


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