OPP K9 helps in ‘another successful track’
A member of the OPP’s Canine Unit may be in line for extra treats after helping police track drown a suspect on Walpole Island First Nation.
Members of the Walpole Island Police Service and Lambton OPP were contacted about a stolen vehicle Tuesday afternoon. The vehicle in question was reportedly seen travelling on Altiman Road near River Road.
Police said someone was seen running from the vehicle into a nearby bush lot. A general service dog, Blitz, helped police find a suspect at a vacant property.
A 38-year-old Walpole Island man was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, and break and enter a dwelling.
The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Another successful track for OPP K9 ‘Blitz’ after a suspect fled from a stolen vehicle on Walpole Island First Nation yesterday. The suspect was tracked to a vacant residence and taken into custody. #K9unit ^jb pic.twitter.com/EK6zBtWaZA
— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) January 5, 2022