Good boy: West Shore Police service dog tracks down wanted man

Good boy: West Shore Police service dog tracks down wanted man
Kruze, West Shore Police dog, helped officers arrest a wanted man. Photo supplied by West Shore RCMP.

A West Shore Police service dog is getting lots of treats after helping track down a wanted man.

On Wednesday, West Shore RCMP was following up on a lead regarding a wanted man who was spotted at a rural property near the 900 block of Neff Road in Metchosin.

Frontline officers went to the property with K9 services in tow to try and arrest the man.

Police say the wanted man ran from officers.

Kruze, a police service dog, tracked the man through the property and led police to him.

The wanted man, 38-year-old Layton Sterns, was arrested for outstanding warrants, including failure to attend court and two counts of driving while prohibited.

The man sustained minor injuries as a result of the K9 unit’s deployment and had to be treated in hospital before being transferred back to authorities.

Sterns was held in custody to appear in court Thursday.

Kruze is a 5-year-old German Shepherd General Duty Police Service Dog who is trained in several profiles, including tracking people and evidence, having the ability to detect narcotics and firearms as well as avalanche search and rescue.

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