Middletown K-9 tracks sunglasses, cigarettes and shoes to suspect hiding in horse barn

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A Hamilton woman was charged with receiving stolen property, eluding a police officer, resisting arrest and drug paraphernalia after she allegedly stole a Nissan Rogue on Saturday in Trenton and led law enforcement agencies on a chase that ended when she was found hiding by a Middletown canine ...

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A Hamilton woman was charged with receiving stolen property, eluding a police officer, resisting arrest and drug paraphernalia after she allegedly stole a Nissan Rogue on Saturday in Trenton and led law enforcement agencies on a chase that ended when she was found hiding by a Middletown canine officer.

Dann’ell Fields, 33, was found hiding in a large horse barn Saturday by canine officer Koda, according to Middletown police. She allegedly stole a vehicle and was spotted by Middletown police officer Denny Jordan. A short pursuit ensued, and at one point, the woman allegedly did a U-turn on Ohio 4.

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The pursuit was called off after officers lost sight of the vehicle, police said.

A short time later, the vehicle was spotted abandoned behind a home in a subdivision, and Fields fled into the woods, police said.

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter to keep the suspect closed in, Middletown police said.

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Dann’ell Fields, 33, of Hamilton., was charged with receiving stolen property after she allegedly stole a vehicle in Trenton on Saturday.

Dann’ell Fields, 33, of Hamilton., was charged with receiving stolen property after she allegedly stole a vehicle in Trenton on Saturday.

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Dann’ell Fields, 33, of Hamilton., was charged with receiving stolen property after she allegedly stole a vehicle in Trenton on Saturday.

Koda tracked down a hill to a creek where sunglasses were found. The canine continued tracking up a hill and over a fence, police said. He then continued into a clearing and down a path where he located a cigarette pack. Koda kept on tracking and he located the suspect’s shoes, stuck in the mud.

He then tracked to the door of a large horse barn where the driver was located. She was hiding, completely covered in a pile of wood shavings in the barn’s arena, police said.

Middletown police called it a “winning partnership” with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and the department’s “incredibly trained” canine team.

Fields will appear next in Middletown Municipal Court on Feb. 5. She remains in the Middletown City Jail.

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