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Monday December 8th, 2014

Posted at 1:45pm

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A Windsor Police K9 is being credited with taking down an alleged break in suspect over the weekend.

On Friday December 5, 2014 at approximately 11pm, officers called to the area of Bridge and Wyandotte were approached by a citizen who told them that a man was breaking into a pick-up truck in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Wyandotte Street West.

Officers saw the suspect walking away from a pick-up truck that had a smashed out window. Upon seeing officers, police say the male casually attended a rear porch to a residence and began knocking on the door yelling for someone to open the door as if he lived there. The officer and her K-9 approached the male suspect but he suddenly ran across Wyandotte Street West towards Leopards Lounge.

Police say he entered the east side door and exited the business out of the west side door.

A resident in the 500 block of Wellington Avenue notified officers in the area that someone had just tried to gain access to her residence by trying her rear door. Police also received information that the same described suspect had just stolen a bicycle from the rear yard of a residence in the 500 block of Cameron and was riding North in the alley.

The Windsor Police K9 officer attended the alley and observed the same suspect on a bicycle riding towards her. She shouted at the suspect to stop “Windsor Police Canine, Stop or I will send the dog.” The suspect ignored the command and continued to ride away.

The dog was deployed and latched onto the suspects left arm as he pedaled the bicycle. The suspect slowed down on the bicycle and officers attended the area and placed him under arrest.

Police say officers searching the suspect located stolen property from the pick-up truck as well as fresh broken auto-glass in his pockets. The stolen property from the truck was returned to the owner. The bicycle was also returned to the owner in the 500 block of Cameron.

The suspect received a small puncture to his left forearm. The suspect was examined by EMS however he declined treatment.

Jonathan Edwards, 31, is charged with 2 counts of Theft, 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property, Mischief, and 2 counts of Failure to Comply with Condition Recognizance (in relation to alcohol consumption and curfew).

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