Police dog helps nab break and enter suspect in Parksville

Police dog helps nab break and enter suspect in Parksville

A police dog is being credited with helping catch a suspect accused of breaking into two homes in the Oceanside area.

According to an Oceanside RCMP media release, officers received a call about a break and enter at a home on Magnolia Drive in Parksville shortly before 3 a.m. on June 27. The homeowner had informed the RCMP that an unknown individual had removed the screen from a window and entered their home, but then ran away after being confronted.

Officers immediately began looking for the suspect and reached out to their Police Dog Service division for assistance in locating the suspect. A police dog was eventually able to locate the suspect a few blocks away in the backyard of another home.

Oceanside RCMP said the second home also had its screen removed and surveillance video showed the man attempting to break into it.

An unidentified 24-year-old man from Qualicum Beach was immediately arrested for break and enter without incident and Oceanside RCMP said the man was breaching conditions stemming from a probation order.

“This suspect was also found to be breaching his conditions from a probation order he was already on,” Oceanside RCMP Staff Sgt. Marc Pelletier said in the release. “This suspect now has a September court date on these new incidents. I’m very happy that no one was injured, and thankful for the quick actions of the homeowner calling right away with the man’s description.”


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