Canine tracks down Kamloops truck thief
Police dog Zak.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
October 07, 2015 - 11:11 AM
KAMLOOPS - A male suspect is in custody after police service dog Zak tracked him down following reports of a stolen vehicle early this morning.
A red F350 pickup truck was reported stolen from a business on Chief Louis Way around 2:20 a.m. today, Oct. 7. Roughly an hour later the vehicle was seen on Highway 5 near Mount Paul Way and police attempted to stop it.
During this time, another call was received that a red Ford truck had been driving on the Mount Paul Golf Course and then backed into the vehicle of a golf course employee who attempted to obtain the license plate. The golf course employee was not injured, but his vehicle was damaged.
The driver fled the scene and was then spotted driving in the Valleyview area. Officers patrolled the area and found the vehicle abandoned on Crescent Drive. Police established a perimeter and the police dog tracked the suspect from the stolen vehicle to a nearby yard on Glenwood Drive where he was hiding.
A 48-year-old male remains in police custody and will be facing multiple charges in relation to the incident. Police continue to investigate and are attempting to identify a second male who was involved in the theft of the vehicle.
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