Windsor Police Service Dog Assists In Stolen Vehicle Arrest
On Monday January 8, 2018 at approximately 6:15 am the driver of a red Ford F-150 pickup truck parked their vehicle in a parking lot located in the 3900 block of Dougall Avenue. The driver left the keys in the ignition and engine running as they entered a business.
The driver exited the business moments later to see the truck being driven away. The driver contacted police and reported the vehicle as stolen.
At 4:00 pm the complainant contacted police again as they had located the stolen vehicle parked in the 1300 block of University Avenue West. The complainant had also witnessed a male in possession of some property believed to have been from the stolen vehicle.
Patrol officers arrived and observed from a distance the same male exit a residence, throw an item onto a rooftop, and then flee out of sight on foot.
Officers established a perimeter and utilized the assistance of the Police Dog Unit. Police Service Dog FUSE and his handler were able to locate a suspect male hiding in a nearby yard. The suspect was arrested without incident.
Patrol officers located the item thrown by the suspect onto a roof, and confirmed it was property from the stolen vehicle.
Kristopher Middleton, a 31 year old male from Windsor, is charged with:
Possession of stolen property valued over $5000
Possession of stolen property valued under $5000
The Windsor Police Service would like to remind the community of the importance of removing ignition keys from any unattended vehicle. Stolen vehicles are a danger to everyone—LOCK IT OR LOSE IT !
Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com