The Saanich Police Department has arrested a man after he was spotted hauling several stolen propane tanks along Tillicum Road.
In a police report issued on Tuesday, officers said that the incident took place on January 5 at around 4:40 a.m.
Police note that they were patrolling the area of Tillicum Road and Burnside Road West when a man was seen pushing a bicycle and towing a trailer filled with five large propane gas tanks.
Saanich PD says that when the man spotted police officers, he dropped his bicycle and ran away.
Additional officers attended the area and Saanich PD was able to determine that a propane tank storage cage at a gas station in the 300 block of Burnside Road West had been broken into, with several tanks missing.
With the assistance of the Victoria Police Canine Unit, the man was located nearby, arrested and charged with Theft Under $5,000, according to the police release.
“SPD would like to thank Police Service Dog Jonny and his VicPD K9 handler for their assistance this morning,” reads a statement from Saanich Police.