Provincial police dog Maximus took a literal bite out of crime early Friday when he assisted in the arrest of a suspect in a break-and-enter incident in Lakeshore.Lakeshore OPP officers responded around 12:15 a.m. to a crime in progress at a hydro substation on Rourke Line Road.Two suspects were spotted moving within the substation’s fenced compound. The attending officers immediately blocked the exits and kept the suspects contained.Minutes later, a K-9 unit arrived on the scene. OPP ordered anybody on the premises to make themselves known or police dog Maximus would be sent in to search for them.
The hydro substation in the 400 block of Rourke Line Road in the Lakeshore area is shown in this June 2014 Google Maps image.
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One suspect tried to flee and was quickly arrested by officers.The remaining suspect refused to come out.Maximus was sent into the compound. He soon discovered the suspect’s hiding spot — with the suspect suffering a bite injury in the process.OPP did not disclose the gender of the two suspects.One is a 56-year-old Chatham resident, now charged with breaking and entering, possession of break-in tools, and mischief (value under $5,000).This suspect was released on a promise to appear in a Windsor courtroom on July 11.The second suspect is a 40-year-old Chatham resident, now charged with breaking and entering, possession of break-in tools, two counts of mischief (value under $5,000), possession of a controlled substance, and failing to comply with terms of recognizance.Anyone with further information about this or any other crimes is encouraged to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.Anonymous tips can be made via Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.com.