San Angelo K9 Service Dog “Snoop” Locates Suspect after Weekend Car Chase
A San Angelo man was arrested this weekend after leading police on a vehicle and foot pursuit.
While patrolling the area near Ward Ave. and W. Beauregard, SAPD Sector 3 Patrol Officer M. Hawthorne observed a 2010 Chrysler 300 fail to properly signal intent to turn at the intersection. A traffic stop was initiated in the 1600 block of W. Beauregard but the driver continued onto N. Madison St. at a high rate of speed and a vehicle pursuit ensued.
The driver continued to evade police northbound on N. Madison and attempted to turn onto Guadalupe St. when the driver, later identified as Courtney Fobb of San Angelo, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree in the 400 block of N. Madison St.
After the crash, Fobb exited the vehicle and ran northbound where he was last seen jumping over a fence between two houses. A perimeter was quickly established and two SAPD K9 Teams were requested to the scene to assist with locating Fobb.
K9 Officer B. Gesch and his Service Dog “Snoop” responded to the scene. Snoop was taken to the abandoned vehicle where he quickly picked up a human scent track and lead officers north through the same route Fobb was last seen. Snoop continued the track through the area, eventually alerting his Handler to a residence in the 400 block of Adams St. where Fobb was located and taken into custody without incident.
Fobb was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle. The pursuit reached speeds nearing 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.