SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — A South Windsor police K-9 not only helped find a larceny suspect, but they helped save the suspect’s life too.
South Windsor police responded to Cusson Automotive on Mascolo Road at 4:37 p.m. Monday to find two men trying to steal sheet metal from a recycling dumpster. The two suspects then ran into the woods.
In the woods, K-9 Mason and an officer found one of the suspects unresponsive and in need of medical attention.
Police said that without K-9 Mason’s assistance, it would be likely that the individual would have died. Police caught the other suspect.
Police said the two suspects are 30-year-old Joseph Fazzino of Vernon and 46-year-old Michael Ralmer of Hartford. Both were given misdemeanors for larceny and are expected to appear in court July 14.