Police took the man into custody with the help of the dog squad. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Police took the man into custody with the help of the dog squad. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Police dog Troll puts the bite on fugitive in Rocky footchase

UPDATE 11.45AM: IT WAS a dog named Troll who brought the 27-year-old fugitive to justice last night when he bit the man who possessed a number of drugs and a sum of cash after he fled from police. 

Authorities confirmed the man sustained a puncture and laceration to his lower left leg and was transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital. 

The dog squad was used by police after the man allegedly fled his vehicle and ran through residential backyards, a storm water drain and creek land. 

 

EARLIER: A ROCKHAMPTON man has been charged with a number of serious drug related offences after he was tracked by a police dog last night after he allegedly fled from his vehicle.

Around 11.15pm, North Rockhampton police intercepted a vehicle on Highway St before the male driver allegedly got out and fled into a nearby residential yard.

Following initial enquiries, police had a reasonable suspicion that the man had run off in the possession of dangerous drugs.

After being tracked by the Dog Squad, it's believed the man ran through several backyards, a storm water drain and creek land before crossing Glenmore Rd.

The man was then sighted allegedly trying to run off from the car port of a Glenmore Rd home.

Police Dog Troll was deployed and assisted officers in taking the man into custody.

A search revealed the man was allegedly in possession of a quantity of Ice, cannabis and cash.

Police provided first aid to the man before he was transported to the Rockhampton Base Hospital for treatment of a puncture and laceration to the lower left leg.

The 27-year-old West Rockhampton man has been charged with four counts of trespass, two counts each of possessing dangerous drugs (Schedule 1) and possessing dangerous drugs, possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of a an offence under Drugs Misuse Act, possess utensils and obstruct police.

He will appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on September 22.