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K9 catches burglar

A police dog tracked down a suspect on Thursday morning after a break and enter at an Oyama business.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said the suspect was slowed down as he tried to run from the scene.

“We believe our suspect’s escape may have been slowed, due to the sheer number of packages of cigarettes concealed in his pants,” he said.

RCMP responded to an early morning break in at 12:50 a.m., to a general store in the 16000 block of Oyama Road.

Multiple alarm sensors were triggered and police observed a suspect fleeing from the store when they arrived.

Police Service Dog Dex and his handler Cpl. Frank Roberts tracked down the suspect a short distance away from the scene.

“RCMP recovered hundreds of dollar’s worth of lottery tickets, bottles of liquor, cell phone accessories and lighters stashed nearby,” said O’Donaghey.

A 28-year-old Vernon man was taken into police custody where he remains and faces potential charges.



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