RUTLAND, MASS. (WHDH) - A Massachusetts State Police K9 found a teenager who crashed after nearly hitting an officer’s cruiser curled up in a ball on the floor inside a shed in Rutland early Thursday morning.
Troopers responding to the intersection of Pleasantdale Road and Main Street around 2:40 a.m. learned a teenage driver had fled the scene of a crash after nearly slamming into a Rutland police cruiser, state police said.
Trooper Kyle Kilimonis’ K9 partner — Boomah — quickly acquired a scent and tracked it to the rear of a house with a fenced-in goat farm on Main Street.
Boomah and Kilimonis negotiated past the goats, tracked a half-mile into the woods, and discovered a discarded sweatshirt with fresh blood on it.
Boomah then continued on into the backyard of a house on Kenwood Drive, where Kilimonis noticed a shed with its door cracked open.
The 17-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, was found curled up in a ball on the floor in the shed.
He is facing charges including using a motor vehicle without authority, failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash, and breaking and entering.
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