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A Caledonia woman is safely back home Thursday morning after threatening to commit suicide and running from her home Wednesday night.

Caledonia police were called at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 3500 block of Rio Vista for a report of a woman who was threatening suicide. When officers arrived, family members told them the woman was not taking her medication as prescribed and had fled the residence on foot dressed only in a robe.

CPD Lt. Gary Larsen confirmed that Racine police were contacted for K9 assistance finding the woman. K9 Titan and his partner responded to the scene to track the woman and located her a few minutes later hiding under a pine tree in the back yard of an area residence.

“Had it not been for the dog, this person may have been located deceased or in dire need of assistance several hours later,” reads a post on the Racine Police K-9 Unit Facebook page.

The woman was transported to the hospital for treatment of her mental illness and later released into the custody of her husband, Larsen said.

“Representatives from the Human Services Department evaluated the subject and worked out a safety plan with the woman’s husband,” he said.


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