K-9 tracks down suspect hiding in backyards after stolen vehicle crashes into brick wall, fire hydrant

GRAND BLANC TWP, MI — Two suspects were arrested with assistance from a Michigan State Police K-9 after a vehicle was stolen from a Grand Blanc Township neighborhood.

A call came into police from OnStar around 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, of a vehicle crash at the intersection of Brookview Drive and Perry Road.

Upon their arrivals, Grand Blanc Township police officers found a single vehicle that’d crashed into a street sign, a brick wall and a fire hydrant, per a department statement.

Two occupants inside the vehicle had fled from the scene, police said.

It was later determined the vehicle had been stolen from the 6300 block of Haven Drive, less than one-half mile away from the crash scene.

Approximately one hour later, two suspects were spotted in the area. A perimeter was set up and a Michigan State Police K-9 unit was called in to assist with a search.

The MSP K-9 tracked and located one suspect, police said.

Calls then began to come into 911 from residents of a male hiding in back yards of home. The MSP K-9 located the second suspect.

Both suspects were arrested without incident, police said.

Grand Blanc police and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office also assisted township officers with the situation.

“Genesee County 911 dispatchers also did a great job,” notes the department’s statement. “This was a team effort that led to a successful conclusion.”

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