SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A K9 deputy with the Spokane Valley Sheriff's Department is credited with the arrest of a suspected motorcycle thief.
The incident happened early Monday morning.
A Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy was traveling on East Trent Avenue when he noticed a motorcycle with expired tabs. When the deputy tried to stop the motorcycle, the rider sped away. A high speed chase then ensued. Eventually the deputy stopped the chase when speeds became too high.
A few minutes later, that same deputy received word about a hit and run accident near Dishman Mica Road and 16th. When the deputy responded, he noticed it was the same motorcycle involved in the chase a few minutes before. The suspect had run away from the scene.
A check of the motorcycle showed it has been stolen.
The deputy used his K9 partner Laslo to help track down the suspect.
A few minutes later, Laslo located the the suspect hiding underneath a porch along Dishman Mica.
The suspect was identified as 44-year-old Allen Fullerton. Fullerton was booked into jail on charges of eluding police, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, and drug charges.