Weld County Sheriff’s Office K9 Deputy Locates Suspect After Hit and Run
A hit and run suspect is now behind bars, due to the help of K9 deputy Loki, who works for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
At approximately 5:12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, officers from the Milliken Police Department and Weld County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle crash. When they arrived on scene, they determined that one of the vehicles, which had been left unoccupied, was a suspect from a hit and run that had just occurred in Evans.
Deputy Fortin and K9 Loki, who is a certified drug detection dog, began searching the area for the driver of the abandoned vehicle. Witnesses were able to provide a description of the male driver and where he was last seen running. After an almost 2-mile search, K9 Loki successfully located the suspect who ran from the scene.
Twenty-four year old Jasi Coureur is being charged with Failure to Remain at the Scene after an Accident, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Improper Turn.
All charges are merely accusations until proven guilty in the court of law. No other information will be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).