Officers with the Perth County OPP had some canine assistance with a recent arrest after a suspect in a domestic disturbance in Perth East fled the scene on foot last week.
Police say they received a report of a “domestic situation” at a home on Perth Line 55 shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sept. 23. Upon arrival, police say they discovered the suspect had smashed the windshield of a car before fleeing on foot.
Thanks to assistance by the OPP canine unit and the Perth County OPP emergency response team, officers found the suspect hiding in a neighbour’s barn.
As a result, a 39-year-old resident of Perth East has been charged with mischief over $5,000, mischief under $5,000, and failure to comply with a probation order.
He was held in police custody for a bail hearing.