A break-and-enter suspect was arrested in View Royal Sunday after he was found by a police dog and dog’s handler.
Just before midnight, West Shore RCMP received a call from an alarm company that was monitoring a live feed at a construction site at 280 Island Highway in View Royal.
Staff from the alarm company told police they had seen a man enter the site and break into the building.
The West Shore RCMP K-9 team, which includes Cpl. Sansome and police dog Erik, were the first to arrive at the site.
Police said Erik immediately began pulling his handler, Cpl. Sansome, to the side of the building. The suspect was found and arrested.
“With all of the new construction happening in the West Shore we have received several complaints of break and enter and theft from construction sites. Having the Police Dog Service on hand to help track suspects is crucial in these types of investigations. In this case, the construction company really benefited by hiring an alarm company who was monitoring the surveillance system and made the police,” Const. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer, said in a statement.