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Suspect can’t out run Blitz, the police dog


Police K-9 Officer Blitz tracked and subdued a suspect Wednesday who fled following a vehicle collision after officers attempted to stop the car he was driving near Orangethorpe and Magnolia.

When an officer attempted to pull him over about 9 p.m., the suspect, Sonny Tovar, drove onto the campus of Buena Park High School, near the football field, and crashed into a chain-link fence on the north end of the campus.

Tovar, a documented gang member, ran from the scene of the collision, onto a pedestrian bridge and then out of sight. Fullerton police were assisted by an Orange County Sheriff's helicopter whose pilot later spotted him, and the chase was on again, police said.

He ran through a number of neighborhood backyards – but he couldn’t outrun Blitz, one of FPD’s K-9 Officers.

Tovar was arrested for hit and run, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and resisting arrest.