Hiding in a culvert? Chilly choice


It took a police dog, but officers tracked down a suspected car thief hiding in a culvert early this morning.

Police say an alert citizen reported two suspicious men on Garden Path in Chatham about 4 a.m. The two fled in a vehicle, which an officer located a short distance away.

According to police, the driver sped past the officer at a high rate of speed and drove recklessly through the subdivision.

But he opted to drive down a dead-end road. The driver and his passenger fled on foot.

Police apprehended the passenger in short order. K9 Arry was called in, and tracked the driver through backyards and into a field where he was found hiding in a culvert, police say.

Officers learned the vehicle was stolen from Windsor.

A 20-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with flight while pursued by police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property.

The passenger, a 22-year-old man of no fixed address, is charged with breaching his curfew and possession of stolen property.


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