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Alleged Saskatoon truck thief found in dog kennel

08/15/2012 11:42 EDT | Updated 10/15/2012 05:12 EDT
An alleged truck thief fleeing from Saskatoon police was literally in the dog house Wednesday after being tracked to the inside of a kennel.

The search for suspects began around 2:45 a.m. CST when police noticed a stolen truck on Highway 5. An officer followed it into the city and called for backup.

Police said the truck was being driven erratically. An officer signalled the driver to stop, but the truck sped away.

A little while later, the truck crashed into a house on the east side of the city, near the Canadian Pacific railyards.

Two people fled from the crash scene.

Police brought in a dog team, which located a man, fittingly enough, inside a dog kennel about six blocks away.

He was arrested, as was a second suspect — a woman — who was located two blocks away.

No one was hurt.

The man and the woman, both from Prince Albert, are facing a series of charges, including failing to stop for police, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and criminal negligence.

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