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Police Service dog helps with two arrests in one day

On Friday December 12, 2014 at 10:00 am, Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Campbellton.  A responding officer located the vehicle and attempted to stop it, however the driver sped off, breaking several traffic laws and for public safety reasons, the officer backed off.  The officer then made patrols for the vehicle and located the vehicle a short time later, stopped on Quinsam Road, where it then turned down a dead end gravel road and the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the bushes.

The police service dog and his handler were in the area and attended and tracked the driver into the bushes where she was apprehended.

The driver, a 42 year old Campbell River woman, had an outstanding arrest warrant for a driving related offence and was a prohibited driver.  Police are recommending Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act charges against the driver.


On Friday December 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm, Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint of a residential break and enter in progress.  Residents of a home in the 700 block of Alpine Road came home to find an unknown male inside their residence.  The male fled and they called police.

The Police Service Dog and his handler attended the scene and tracked the male to a residence up the street.  The track left that residence, through yards and out onto Dogwood Street where the male, matching the description was tracked and arrested by officers in the area without incident.

A 33 year old Campbell River man was taken into custody and transported to the Campbell River RCMP Detachment where he was processed for break and enter.

– Contributed by Campbell River RCMP.

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