Police Dog Ends Suspect's Escape Attempt

Credit: Colorado Springs Police K-9 Unit

One of CSPD's canine crimefighters stopped a police chase when he intercepted the suspect.

Springs police say that thanks to K-9 Blitz's assistance, a vehicular theft suspect was taken into custody.

According to police, they had been trying to locate the suspect--who had gotten away from them once--and through their investigation were able to track him down to the Days Inn Motel on Rusina Road. But when police got to the motel Friday morning, they say the suspect saw them and ran away again.

But this time, he didn't get far; police say they deployed Blitz and he quickly caught up to the suspect. The suspect was treated for injuries he sustained when Blitz caught him and injuries from falling while he was trying to escape police. After being treated, he was taken to the CJC.

The suspect has been identified as Christopher Marroquin.

Police say Blitz is relatively new to the force, and was recently certified to work on the streets. Officers are working with non-profit Vested Interest in K-9s to get the hardworking pup a bullet and stab protective vest.