A police dog helped locate one of two suspected criminals in Croxley who have been arrested on suspicion of vehicle and possession of a bladed article.
Bonnie, a pooch with the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Dog Unit (BCH PD), aided in the catching of two teenagers, who at around 9.35pm on Wednesday, October 12, in the Bennetts Hill area, made off in a vehicle which had been reported as stolen.
Hertfordshire police were on patrol, saw this, and detained one of the males. They then began a search for the second male, who had fled the vehicle, with the BCH PD assisting.
Despite the man’s attempt to flee from capture, Bonnie’s tracker instincts proved too good to beat, with the daring dog managing to trace the suspect’s scent through a park before finding him hiding in a bush, upon which he was detained.
The vehicle involved in the incident was recovered and two knives were found inside.
The two individuals, a 17-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy respectively, both from Thornton Heath, were both arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a bladed article.
Upon a further search, the 17-year-old was also charged with possession of a Class B drug, after cannabis was discovered. Both of the boys have been released on bail, as enquiries continue.
Photo Credit: BCH Police Dogs