A man being sought in a hit-and-run case was caught in a doghouse by - what else? - a police dog, authorities said.

"Now he's in our doghouse," police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said.

Lamoureux said parents began calling police about 7 a.m. Monday as a vehicle rammed numerous cars in a neighborhood while children were getting ready to board a school bus in this town about 30 miles north of Seattle.

The vehicle was gone when police arrived, but officers were summoned again after the vehicle crashed through a fence. A tracking dog led officers to a man in a doghouse and he was arrested and jailed, Lamoureux said.

Todd Aron Fowler, 35, was being held for investigation of hit-and-run driving, second-degree assault and a drug law violation with bail set at $15,000, according to the Snohomish County Jail's Web site.