Theft suspects corralled thanks to keen nose of police dog

A police dog was successful in sniffing out a man suspected of breaking into a vehicle near Campbell Street last week.

The man was found hiding under a parked car on Oak Street, RCMP said.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were alerted after two men were seen entering a vehicle and removing its contents just before 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Multiple Mounties responded and found two men fitting the description of the suspects, who fled on foot.

“A short time later, one of the suspects, an 18-year old man, was located at the corner of Beech Avenue and Wharncliffe Road,” said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Jon Stuart. “He was arrested without incident, and taken into police custody.” A dog team turned its attention to the second man accused. The dog took them to a parked car on Oak Street and the 19-year-old suspect hiding beneath.

“While officers were attempting to arrest this man, he is alleged to have kicked the police dog,” Stuart said. “The man sustained minor injuries as a result of his encounter with the police dog. He was examined by medical staff at Cowichan District Hospital, and released into RCMP custody a short time later.”

The police dog was not injured.

The two accused were released from custody but are to appear in court in May on theft-related charges.

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