Police use K9 officer to nab suspect

A Port Angeles police officer and his K9 co-worker apprehended a suspect in stolen motor vehicle accident last week.

On June 20, Clallam County deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Sutherland; the vehicle, suspended by trees down a steep embankment, had sustained extensive damage, according to a Port Angeles Police Department release.

A suspect, later identified as Cody Seaman, fled from the vehicle. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen. Cpl. Kevin Miller and K9 Jag of the Port Angeles Police Department responded to the scene to assist in tracking and apprehending the suspect, the release said. K9 Jag tracked the suspect from the stolen vehicle to the basement of an occupied residence nearby, located and apprehended the suspect hiding in the basement.

Seaman was treated for his injuries and booked in the Clallam County jail for taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission, DUI and residential burglary, according to the release.


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