Police dogs employed to catch a thief
Police were on patrol Dec. 28 when an unplated vehicle was observed on the eastbound shoulder of County Rd. 91 at 4:38 a.m.
Upon checking the vehicle, a man was observed sleeping in the backseat. He then fled on foot into a field.
Huronia West OPP officers quickly determined that the male had numerous criminal code warrants for his arrest.
With assistance from the OPP K9 unit and Emergency Response Team (ERT) he was located about one kilometre away, hiding in another vehicle. Police were forced to smash the window of the vehicle when he refused to unlock the doors. For officer safety, the police K9 dog was utilized to remove the man from the vehicle and he was subsequently taken into custody.
Police have charged 21-year-old Zack Sheard, of Clearview, with: Adult Fail to Comply with Probation Order CC 733.1(1); Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000 in Canada CC 354(1)(a); and Possession of a Scheduled I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine CDSA 5(2).
Residents are reminded to remove valuables from their vehicles when parked for an extended period of time or move them out of sight and of course, lock their vehicle doors.