Police Dog Finn
gets first collar upon returning to work
only returned to work yesterday evening (Tuesday, December 20)
after ten weeks of recuperation, Police Dog Finn and his handler,
PC Dave Wardell, quickly settled back in and have already got their
Seven-year-old Finn and PC Wardell, who were
both injured during an incident in Stevenage back in early October,
were called to Elstree at around 9.30pm after a vehicle allegedly
failed to stop for local officers.
The vehicle, a black Vauxhall Mokka, was then
involved in a collision with a parked vehicle in Deacons Hill Road
but the driver was not found at the scene.
PD Finn was deployed to track from the car and
began to lead PC Wardell across fields and into a wooded area.
Approximately twenty minutes later, a person was located by Finn in
an outbuilding and subsequently detained in connection with the
A 30-year-old man from Borehamwood remains in
custody after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving,
failing to stop for police and driving other than in accordance
with a driving licence.
Anyone with any information in relation to
this incident is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via
the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference ISR 822 of December
Alternatively, you can contact the independent
crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or
through their Anonymous Online Form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or
recorded and you will never need to go to court.