Police dog tracks down hit-and-run driver
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.