Jak, the police dog, once again helped keep the streets of Kelowna clean.
The Kelowna RCMP dog was on the case on the evening of Feb. 24, just after 8 p.m., when police responded to a possible theft from a taxi vehicle along the highway. 33. The taxi driver alerted the police after being involved in an altercation with a passenger.
With police on the way, the suspect climbed into the driver’s seat and fled.
The taxi was found abandoned shortly after, prompting RCMP police dog services to search the area for the suspect. The man was in a car park near Powick Road and resisted arrest, only to be apprehended by Jak and his handler with only minor injuries.
“The quick response from our front line officers, Jak and his handler, led to the arrest of this suspect which may have prevented further offenses from being committed,” said Mike Della-Paolera, Relationship Manager with the media in Kelowna.
The 35-year-old could face charges of motor vehicle theft and resisting arrest.