BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Tuesday we brought you the story of Brimfield's Police Chief David Oliver posting messages on the department's Facebook page seeking a suspect on the run.
Brimfield: Police chief pursues suspect on Facebook
On Wednesday, Oliver and police K-9 Havoc got their man, according to the Brimfield Police Department Facebook page.
The suspect was caught hiding almost in plain sight right there in Brimfield.
The Facebook account reads as follows:
We have been receiving tips for the last three days. Our phones and FB messaging has been going crazy. One anonymous tip we received put the suspect in an apartment in Brimfield, which to us seemed like it would be a little crazy. We understand the hiding in plain sight logic; however that usually only applies to car keys.
Sgt. Knarr ran the lead down and we took a drive over to an apartment on Sandy Lake Road. Sgt. Knarr, K-9 Havoc and Officer Sonagere watched the back of the residence while Officer Pettit and I knocked on the door.
After a few minutes, we were met by the renter and the fugitive's girlfriend, who is out on bond from our arrest of her on Sunday. An initial search of the residence turned up nothing.
However, an attic access made Sgt. Knarr and Officer Pettit curious. The attic was filled full of loose insulation and no one appeared to be in there and no one responded to our commands to "come out.
Sgt. Knarr thought perhaps K-9 Havoc would tell us if anyone was hiding in there. Havoc was lifted up into the attic and immediately began going bonkers and out popped a head from under two feet of insulation.
Drug dealer captured, thank you Havoc (And Sgt. Knarr and Officer Pettit).
The girlfriend was arrested AGAIN, and so was the renter. Both will be charged with obstructing justice for concealing and harboring a fugitive.
Thank you to our FB and media friends; your help was invaluable.....Chief.