K-9 leads Redding Police to suspect after hit-and-run

A man was arrested in Redding after police say he fled after an accident and was found by a police K-9.

Posted: Feb 3, 2020 9:00 PM
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 8:13 AM

REDDING, Calif. - A man was arrested in Redding after police say he fled after an accident and was found by a police K-9.

Around 5 p.m. on Feb. 3, police responded to Cedars and Westside Roads in South Redding for the accident. As officers arrived on scene, they say one of the drivers fled on foot.

The suspect, Orlando Ramos of Sacramento, hid in a bush near a trailer park on Cedars Road, according to police. A CHP helicopter responded and Redding PD K-9 was called in as well.

When K-9 Chase arrived on scene, he led officers right to Ramos. The 27-year-old was arrested without further incident.

During his interview with police, Ramos said he "decided to run because he knew when police arrived on scene he was likely going to jail". Police learned he was on probation in Sacramento County.

Booked into the Shasta County Jail, Ramos faces charges for fleeing the scene and resisting arrest.

Nobody was injured in the initial hit-and-run accident.

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