Police dog apprehends suspect at remote logging camp

Port McNeill

2023-12-15 13:35 PST

File # 2023-1777

Police dog assists multi-jurisdictional police response in the arrest of break and enter suspects.

The Port McNeill RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress at a remote logging camp near Nimpkish Lake during the evening of Dec. 14th. Initial responding officers arrested the first suspect as he exited the mechanical shop with alleged stolen goods, and determined that there was another suspect at large. Local officers contained the scene until additional members from Sayward RCMP, Port Hardy RCMP and an RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) team from the Comox Valley attended. An extensive ground search led to a second suspect being successfully apprehended by the PDS team and a Port McNeill RCMP officer at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Dec. 15th. Reports will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges against both individuals.

These are high-risk and challenging situations for officers, stated Corporal Spencer Mylymok. Thanks to the timely and effective assistance provided by officers and support units from other jurisdictions, we were able to safely take both suspects into custody. The suspects are not from the area, so perhaps this will send the message that remote North Island communities are not easy targets for thieves

The Port McNeill RCMP are asking that anyone with information about this incident contact the detachment at 250-956-4441.

Released by

Cpl. Spencer Mylymok
Media Relations Officer
Port McNeill RCMP
2700 Haddington Cres, Port McNeill BC, V0N 2R0
Office: 250-956-4441

Email: spencer.mylymok@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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