Just one minute prior to midnight on June 28th 2019, the West Shore RCMP received a call from an alarm company who was monitoring a live feed at a construction site located at 280 Island Highway in View Royal.
The alarm company advised the police that they had observed a male enter onto the site and break into the building.
The West Shore RCMP K-9 team, Cpl. Sansome and Erik, were first on scene. Police dog Erik was deployed onto the site. Erik immediately began pulling his handler Cpl. Sansome, to the side of the building where they located the suspect who was then arrested.
“With all of the new construction happening in the West Shore we have received several complaints of break and enter and theft from construction sites,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.
“Having the Police Dog Service on hand to help track suspects is crucial in these types of investigations. In this case, the construction company really benefited by hiring an alarm company who was monitoring the surveillance system and made the police.”
Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP, 698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B3A4
Office: 250-474-2264 | Fax: 250-474-8790