Police dog tracks man in Garden Bay

A police service dog named Duke is being credited with tracking down a man who was trying to elude RCMP in Garden Bay.

Police say a 20-year-old area resident, wanted on an arrest warrant relating to an assault and mischief charge from April, fled into the woods when RCMP officers appeared at his residence on May 9.

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He was later arrested after Duke led police to his whereabouts.

“Having assistance from police dogs like Duke is invaluable,” Sunshine Coast RCMP Const. Karen Whitby said in a release, adding that Duke was brought to Garden Bay with his handler Sgt. Chris Scott from Abbotsford Police Department. 

Police say Thomas Kennedy of Garden Bay will appear in court this week to face two new charges of resisting arrest and is also awaiting disposition on 10 other charges including multiple counts of breaching his conditions and recognizance, mischief and driving while suspended.

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