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Police Canine Catches Suspect


Credit: Colorado Springs Police K-9 Unit Facebook Page

CSPD's canine crimefighter helped nab a burglary suspect after police say the suspect tried to get away officer.

Police praised their canine companion for sniffing out the suspect's hiding place and assisting with bringing him into custody.

It all started at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday when police were called to the area of North Carefree and Oro Blanco in Colorado Springs on reports of suspects breaking into vehicles. While heading to the area, the suspects took off in a metallic-colored Honda, but an officer was able to find the car less than a mile away at Oro Blanco and South Carefree.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but police say the driver sped off. A short car chase, cut off after the Honda crashed. Police say the driver then jumped out and ran from the wreck.

Police say the Honda was determined to have been stolen.

K-9 Rico was brought to the area and soon found the suspect hiding in a window well at a nearby home. Rico contacted the suspect and police arrested him.

The suspect, identified as Curtis Modrak, faces several charges, including aggravated motor vehicle theft and eluding a police officer. The second suspect in the earlier burglaries has not been located at this time.

Just another day on the job for K-9 Rico.

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