Po­lice dog tracks down hit-and-run driver

Windsor Star - - FRONT PAGE - DALSON CHEN dchen@post­media.com

Wind­sor po­lice are cred­it­ing one of their ca­nine unit mem­bers — Kato — for track­ing down a man who tried to flee from the scene of a col­li­sion in south Wind­sor late Tues­day night.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened shortly be­fore 11:45 p.m. in the area of Howard Av­enue and Tul­son Way.

A red Pon­tiac ve­hi­cle and a black Dodge Nitro SUV col­lided. The fe­male driver of the Pon­tiac was hurt and needed to be taken to hos­pi­tal. Po­lice de­scribed her in­juries as non-life threat­en­ing.

Po­lice learned that two males were seen leav­ing the other ve­hi­cle and tak­ing off on foot.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­ter­mined that the sus­pects were in the area of Dougall Av­enue and Ca­bana Road.

A search was un­der­taken, in­clud­ing the de­ploy­ment of Kato — a Wind­sor po­lice ser­vice dog since 2011. Kato’s ef­forts led to a male hid­ing in a wooded area behind a ce­ment wall at a plaza.

The sus­pect was ar­rested with­out fur­ther trou­ble. He’s a 30-yearold Wind­sor res­i­dent, now fac­ing charges of leav­ing the scene of an ac­ci­dent and breach of pro­ba­tion.

Po­lice said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent con­tin­ues.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is en­cour­aged to call 519-255-6700, ext. 4000.

Anony­mous tips can be made via Crime Stop­pers at 519-258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.com.


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