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Police Service Dog Isaac Swims Into Pond To Track Suspect After Short Police Pursuit In Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police Service Dog Isaac tracked a suspect who tried to get away by jumping into a pond after a short police pursuit on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say at approximately 5:00pm on April 5, 2022, an officer on general patrol in the Armour Road and Hazlitt Street area was on their way to an unrelated matter when they witnessed a dispute in progress between a male outside a vehicle and a female in a vehicle.  The male got into the moving vehicle and the officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the car took off according to police. The officer followed before calling off the pursuit for safety reasons.

A short time later the car was allegedly involved in a single-vehicle collision and the occupants fled the scene and into a wooded area.  PSD Isaac was called in to track the suspect, swimming into a nearby pond and locating the male in the water.

Police say the male refused to comply with officer demands to exit the water but was able to be taken into custody after a brief interaction with PSD Isaac.  He was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre for treatment of possible hypothermia and minor injuries to his arm.

As a result of further investigation, the male was released unconditionally, and police continue to look for the driver of the vehicle.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.stopcrimehere.ca


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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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