On Friday, Lieutenant Petrus and his partner K9 Cirr responded to assist a Deputy who called for assistance after a male operator fled from police on foot at the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Freedom Plains Road in the Town of Lagrange. Upon their arrival, Lieutenant Petrus deployed K9 Cirr and began a track to search for the suspect. After an extensive search over challenging terrain in a wooded area, K9 Cirr located the suspect hiding in a swamp off of State Route 55 near Stringham Road. The suspect, a male 29-year-old Putnam County resident, was then taken into custody without further incident.
Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Petrus and K9 Cirr for their excellent police work that lead to a swift apprehension, along with all the other Deputies who were on scene and assisted in the search. Your bravery and service to Dutchess County are recognized and greatly appreciated! Great work Deputies!