Police arrested a man hiding under a truck in an area of numerous car break-ins.
NORTH CANTON Police arrested a Summit County man after he fled officers in an area where they were looking into numerous car break-ins.
Joseph T. Stimpfel, 26, of West Caston Road in New Franklin, was arrested at 4:27 a.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of Beechwood Avenue NE, where he was apprehended by a police dog, according to Stark County Jail records.
Stimpfel was seen driving in the area and when a police cruiser saw him, he drove away, according to jail records. Police found his car a short time later, but he wasn't inside.
Canton Police Department's K-9 Tuko was summoned to the scene and found him hiding under a truck. But when he wouldn't come out, the dog bit him in the leg, the jail records show.
He was jailed on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business, criminal aggravated trespassing, driving under suspension and failure to display license plates.
Stimpfel is on parole for burglary and illegal possession of chemicals, charges stemming from his 2014 conviction in Summit County, according to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction records.
Stark County court records show he was cited in North Canton in April for driving under suspension but failed to appear at his court hearing.
He was booked into the jail and later released on his own recognizance pending a Canton Municipal Court hearing.
Details about the car break-ins were not listed in the jail records.
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