Police dog Raptor tracks an offender

Last night, Police Dog Raptor tracked a man through bushland into a residential area and located him hiding in a rubbish bin after the man allegedly ran from a vehicle involved in an evade police incident.

About 11.10pm, police attempted to stop a Mazda sedan travelling on Montrose Avenue in Girrawheen that had no headlights on.

It is alleged the driver failed to stop and continued driving until he abandoned the car on Reid Highway in Balga and fled on foot.

Police Dog Raptor tracked the man and located him hiding in a rubbish bin outside a residence on Wadhurst Street in Balga.

Mirrabooka Detectives charged the 26-year-old man from Balga with:-

• Reckless Driving to Escape Pursuit by Police;

• Driver of a Vehicle Failed to Comply with Direction to Stop (Circumstance of Aggravation); and

• Possess Prohibited Drug (Meth).

He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on 7 May 2020.

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