K9 Unit helps track fleeing suspect in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2024, an officer on general patrol in Chatham received a notification on the ALPR system of a vehicle that returned as stolen.

An officer made attempts to approach the vehicle while it was parked, which then caused the vehicle to take off but it was not pursued by the officer.

Shortly after, the vehicle was located unoccupied in the area of Queen Street in Chatham and witnessed a male running into backyards.

At this point, a perimeter was setup and canine were utilized to track the individual.

This concluded in a successful apprehension of the male, located in a residential garage that he had broken into.

Incident to arrest, a 37-year-old London male was arrested and charged for various offences, including dangerous operation, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and break and enter.

The stolen vehicle was recovered, as well as stolen property that was taken from the residential garage.

He was transported to the Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters for booking and held for a bail hearing before a judge.

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