A police dog with the Victoria Police Department has been credited with helping to catch a suspect in Saanich.
According to a Saanich PD press release, officers responded to a break and enter at the Saanich Fire Department’s temporary hall at Pearkes Recreation Centre, near Tillicum Mall around 10:30 p.m. on July 8.
Once officers arrived on the scene, they determined that a hydraulic rescue pump from a fire engine had been stolen and contacted the Victoria Police Department’s K-9 unit, who were able to locate the suspect near the Trans-Canada Highway.
The hydraulic rescue pump was located nearby in Cuthbert Holmes Park, Saanich PD said. The
Meanwhile, the unidentified suspect was taken into custody without incident, charged with break and enter and eventually released.
“We would like to thank VicPD for their assistance on locating the evidence and suspect on this file and we were pleased to be able to return the important piece of fire rescue equipment back to the Saanich Fire Department,” Const. Markus Anastasiades of the Saanich PD said in the release.
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