WATERFORD TWP., MI (WXYZ) - Waterford Police have seized the Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle that they believe led to the crash of Officer Annette Miller and her K-9 partner, Tondo.
Waterford Police Chief Daniel T. McCaw talked to 7 Action News outside Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak as Officer Miller underwent surgery for injuries to her legs and pelvic area.
While Chief McCaw declined to identify the biker that Officer Miller was trying to catch up to when she crashed Wednesday , he says they have spoken to the man, who is in his 20s, and they will forward their information to the Oakland County Prosecutor for a determination on any charges.
Police say they have information that the biker may have boasted about running from police in postings on Facebook.
Officer Miller's condition was listed as critical but has been upgraded to serious. We're told her two adult children are by her side at the hospital along with other relatives, friends and colleagues in law enforcement.
The crash occurred Wednesday afternoon on Elizabeth Lake Road near Scott Lake Road.
We're told Officer Miller spotted the speeding motorcycle and when she was trying to catch up to the biker, a car turned in front of her, causing her to swerve and slam into a tree.
It's unclear if the biker was aware of the crash. He was later identified and questioned.
Tondo, Miller's K-9 partner, also sustained some injuries including the loss of a toe.
Investigators say the biker may have also been speeding in other parts of Oakland County prior to the crash and they are reviewing surveillance videos from area businesses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterford Police at (248) 618-7550.