K9 Nike just did it: Canine officer tracks down suspect after car chase
ROSEBURG, Ore. - A police dog tracked a suspect to a shed after she ran away from a stolen truck brought to a halt by spike strips placed in the road Wednesday night, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.
The situation started with a report of a stolen Chevy pickup Wednesday night.
A deputy spotted the rig on Amber Lane around 11:50 p.m.
"The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Chevy pickup, but the driver led deputies on a pursuit out Happy Valley Road," the sheriff's office said. "An assisting deputy was able to successfully deploy spike strips, flattening the front tires. The driver lost control of the vehicle near Steinhauer. Both the driver and passenger fled on foot."
Deputies found the driver - identified as 28-year-old James Edward Hougland of Roseburg - hiding in a dry creek bed.
K9 Nike from the Roseburg Police Department helped search for the passenger, identified as 27-year-old Brianna Lee Yow of Winston
Nike tracked down Yow hiding in a shed, the sheriff's office said.
Hougland faces charges of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude a Police Officer in a Vehicle, Attempt to Elude a Police Officer on Foot, Interfering.
Yow faces charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude a Police Officer on Foot, Interfering, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.