Michigan Police K-9 Honored for Nabbing Suspected Car Thief

Shelby Township Police K-9 Morpheus assisted in apprehending a suspected car thief and recovering a stolen vehicle on Dec. 3.

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Shelby Township Police K-9 Morpheus assisted in apprehending a suspected car thief and recovering a stolen vehicle on Dec. 3.
Shelby Township Police K-9 Morpheus assisted in apprehending a suspected car thief and recovering a stolen vehicle on Dec. 3.
Shelby Township Police Department

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Michigan – A Detroit-area police K-9 received an award this week for his tracking and apprehension skills used in the field.

A Shelby Township Police Department K-9 unit assisted in apprehending a suspected car thief and recovering a stolen vehicle on Tuesday, Dec. 3, according a Facebook post by the department.

Chief Robert Shelide wasted no time in awarding Morpheus, a black German Shepherd, with a Chief’s Coin on Wednesday, Dec. 4, the post said. His handler, Officer Wojcik, also received a Chief’s Coin.

On Tuesday night, Sterling Heights police were alerted to a vehicle that had struck a parked car and was traveling recklessly on Schoenherr Road, ClickOnDetroit reports. Police chased the vehicle briefly before the driver fled on foot. At that point, Morpheus and his handler were called to the scene.

Morpheus tracked the suspect who was taken into custody without further incident, the report said. No injuries were reported. The suspect has not been identified.

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