K-9 'swims with the fishes' during chase
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Grimm took a tumble into a backyard koi pond while pursuing a suspect Tuesday afternoon, but managed to catch the bad guy anyway.
Nov. 6 shortly after noon a Wilsonville Police Department officer pulled over a Pontiac sedan on Southwest Rogue Lane with plates belonging to another vehicle.
Driver Vencine Timone Hadley, 45, sped off with deputies close behind. The chase continued on Southwest Salmon Road in speeds up to 50 mph, skidding to a dramatic halt at the intersection of Southwest Salmon Road and Metolius Loop.
Hadley exited the vehicle and jumped a fence, heading to nearby home where a crew was pouring concrete in a driveway. Workers told deputies the fugitvie had run into the backyard. From there they were able to follow wet footprints into a garage, where a boat with a cover was parked.
When Hadley ignore deputies' commandds to show hands and exit the boat, the fish-pond fragrant Grimm was sent in by his handler, Deputy McGlothin and the K-9 bit Hadley's lower arm.
The suspect was taken to Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center for treatment and booked on charges including two counts of Attempt to Elude a Police Officer, while Grimm headied to a well-derserved bath.