K-9 helps capture suspect.

December 6, 2021

– OCSO photo

K-9 helps capture suspect.

NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP — An Oceana County Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracked a suspect early Sunday morning, Dec. 5, leading to his capture and arrest.

K-9 Lazarus tracked and located the 48-year-old Hesperia man who fled the scene in the 2100 block of South 186th Avenue and was found hiding in a field along a wood line, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. Oceana sheriff’s deputies, along with the Michigan State Police and the Hesperia Police Department, were dispatched to a residence for a domestic violence call. 

Laz in action Sunday morning.
– OCSO photo

Prior to officers arriving on scene, the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. A few minutes later, the vehicle was found abandoned. 

K-9 Lazarus and his handler Sgt. Cam Hanson responded to the scene to search for the suspect. 

The suspect was arrested for third-offense operating while intoxicated and domestic violence, said Sheriff Mast. He was lodged in the Oceana County Jail. 

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