Canine Unit locates male fleeing collision with stolen car

Zeus and Const. Jeff Dickson of the Kingston Police Canine Unit.

Kingston Police’s Zeus, the police service dog, has successfully aided in the tracking down of a suspect once again.

The incident began when the accused man was observed by police failing to stop his vehicle at a red light while travelling westbound on Dalton Avenue at Division Street on Aug. 4, 2019 at approximately 8:55 p.m.

Police activated their emergency lights, but instead of pulling over, the accused sped up and then failed to stop at a second red light west of Division Street. Police discontinued their attempt to stop the vehicle due to public safety concerns.

After being involved in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard at Dalton Avenue at approximately 9:00 p.m., the accused fled westbound on foot from the scene of the collision.

The Kingston Police Canine Unit, including police service dog Zeus, responded and began tracking the accused at 9:20 p.m. After a five minute search of the dense bush, the accused was located.

The accused man was arrested, and the vehicle that he had been driving was determined to have been stolen from the Durham area. The accused was also in possession of a backpack that was found to contain various stolen property out of the Kingston and Durham regions. There were two warrants out for his arrest and he was currently on probation.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.

The 23-year-old local man was charged with failure to stop for police, dangerous operation of conveyance (vehicle), possession over $5,000, two counts possession under $5,000, and two counts of breach of probation. The accused was also provincially charged with driving while under suspension, two counts of failure to stop for a red light, and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.

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