Police Dog Team helps RCMP capture alleged car thief
A 31-year-old man from Cochrane, Alberta has been charged in connection with the theft of a vehicle from Radium Hot Springs two weeks earlier.
On Tuesday, November 19 at 7:15 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of an abandoned vehicle on Highway 93 near the Kootenay Park Lodge.
Police responded and discovered the vehicle had been stolen from Radium Hot Springs two weeks prior.
“A set of footprints was located in the snow leading away from the stolen vehicle. A Police Dog Service team responded from Cranbrook and located the suspect who tried to flee by crossing a creek before eventually surrendering to police,” reported Sgt. Darren Kakuno, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander.
The suspect was arrested without incident and held in cells on a charge of possession of stolen property and two counts of breach of probation.