“Klutch Arrest”: Okay-9 officer helps catch Oshawa theft suspects

A K-9 officer made a ‘Klutch’ bust in Oshawa on August 19.

A suspect was attempting to steal copper from an Oshawa substation around 12:20 p.m. when he was tracked down by the Durham Regional Police Service Dog Klutch.

The incident occurred in the Thornton Road South area when the police were called for a break and driveway. A suspect was seen breaking into a fenced area, taking copper and escaping on foot, police reported.

Klutch followed the suspect with his guide and found him hidden under a tarpaulin in the woods. The man was arrested without incident, the police said.

Kenneth DuPont, 38, of Oshawa, has been charged on three counts of disobedience to a release order, obstruction of the police, burglary and burglary, mischief in property under $ 5,000, possession of intruder tools and theft under $ 5,000.

He was being held on bail hearing.

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