A Victoria man is facing seven charges after being arrested Monday night by Victoria Police Service Dog Diesel and his team.
Officers were called to the 3100-block of Glasgow Street just after 9 p.m. on Nov. 13 after a woman discovered her home had been broken into.
She was babysitting a young relative at the time and saw that her vehicle was gone.
Police say the resident noticed she was also missing her purse, several pieces of identification and bank and credit cards.
While officers were at the home gathering evidence, a Victoria police K9 team spotted the stolen vehicle and stopped it in a parking lot in the 400-block of Gorge Road East.
The suspect was known to one of the officers for having a history of carrying weapons and did not show his hands when instructed to.
Police say after he fled the vehicle and was running towards a small group of people with something in his hands, the officer gave Diesel instructions to apprehend the suspect.
After being taken to the ground, the suspect continued to fight with Diesel by striking the dog trying to escape.
He was taken into custody a short time later.
Diesel was not injured in the struggle, while the suspect was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Charges being recommended include breaking and entering, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, obstruction, failure to comply and possession of a controlled substance.
The investigation is ongoing and police say more charges may be considered.