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Police make arrest in early morning pursuit with help from police dog

Andrew Garza

FARGO — An early morning pursuit on Thursday, Sept. 13, led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man who was caught with the help of a police dog.

About 12:37 a.m. Thursday, Fargo police were notified by Clay County deputies of a vehicle they were pursuing that entered Fargo, said Jessica Schindeldecker, Fargo Police Department public information officer.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol located the vehicle unoccupied a few minutes later in the 2400 block of 24th Avenue South.

A police canine led officers to a suspect identified as Andrew Garza, who was found hiding on the porch of a house in the 1800 block of 23rd Avenue South, police said.

Garza was arrested for a Cass County warrant and was being held in the Cass County Jail on suspicion of felony fleeing, careless driving and driving after revocation, police said.

The same police dog played a role later Thursday morning in the apprehension of Justin Ott, 36.

Ott fled from Fargo police who were dispatched on a report of domestic disturbance in north Fargo, police said.