Police use canine unit to smell out automotive thief suspect

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Ottawa police recovered a stolen automotive early Sunday morning, then, with the assistance of a monitoring canine, discovered the suspected automotive thief hiding on a close-by property.

Patrol officers recognized a stolen Lexus travelling on Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard at about three:40 a.m. Sunday, in accordance with a police information launch. An officer tried to cease the posh car, however the driver sped onto the Queensway.

The automotive was later discovered deserted on a sideroad. Police introduced in a Ok-9 unit, which efficiently tracked down the suspect.

An 18-year-old from Montreal was arrested with out incident and charged with harmful operation of a motorcar, flight from a peace officer, theft in extra of $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.