Police in Warren have released body cam video showing officers chasing a suspect into a day care center.

The video, posted on the police department’s Facebook page, shows an officer with his Taser drawn chasing Lamar Mitchell into the Precious Times Child Care Center on North Park Ave. NW on November 2.

Police say Mitchell had been running after crashing his car near Washington St. NE when he fled from a traffic stop moments earlier.

According to police, Mitchell forced his way through a rear door of the daycare center as an employee walking back into the daycare center was attempting to shut the door.

Officers followed Mitchell through same doorway, saying he raised his hand towards the officers and threatened to “shoot” them.

After an officer made an unsuccessful attempt to use a Taser on Mitchell, the video shows him leaping into an enclosed play area where several toddlers were playing.

On the video you can hear screaming children and the shouts of concerned adults who removed them from the play area as police subdued Mitchell.


 Police booked Mitchell into the Trumbull County Jail on two counts of felonious assault, aggravated burglary, failure to comply with a police order, four counts of aggravated menacing, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and illegal use of license plates.

As of Friday, Mitchell remained jailed on $250,000 bond.


Lamar Mitchell