Rocky the police dog had a busy weekend, with the canine helping to arrest five people in two separate incidents in Hume.
The first incident took place on Saturday, with the dog squad and police air wing called in to help track four people.
Police said the group was in a blue Holden Commodore that was being erratically driven and evaded police near Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, about 3.20am.
Police followed the car through a number of suburbs before it was stopped in Catterick Court, Greenvale, about 4.20am.
Police alleged four people got out of the car and attempted to flee with scene. However, they were apprehended by Rocky and the dog squad and arrested.
A Parkville woman, 19, was bitten on the arm by Rocky and taken to hospital with minor injuries under police guard.
A 19-year-old man was also taken to hospital under police guard with minor injuries.
Another 19-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were arrested at the scene and remain in custody.
Rocky proves yet again he’s the goodest boi: Police arrested the alleged driver of a crashed stolen car after Rocky located him hiding in a nearby paddock in Mickleham. 🙌🔗 https://t.co/cDsfFx9NbS pic.twitter.com/gVVndHwK2P
— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) August 25, 2019
The second incident took place on Sunday in Mickleham, with a man was arrested after allegedly crashing a stolen car and fleeing the scene.
Emergency services were called to the Hume Freeway near Donnybrook Road following reports a car had crashed into a barrier about 3am.
Police said they arrived at the scene to find that the driver had fled on foot. Checks on the car revealed it to be a stolen vehicle.
The dog squad, including Rocky, was called in to find the driver, with a 47-year-old Wallan man found hiding in a nearby paddock.
He remains in custody.