Police dog tracks down suspect in Charlottetown early today

Published on December 23, 2015

Charlottetown police vehicle

Resident of Braemore Avenue reports prowler in area who was found 2.5 hours later about 1.6 kilometres away

A police dog tracked a thief for two and half hours through Charlottetown early today, and caught the culprit.

A woman living on Braemore Ave. called Charlottetown Police Services at 4 a.m. to report a prowler in the area.

Officers found evidence of the suspect getting into vehicles parked at several residences in the neighbourhood.

"Police initiated a search of the area, with the assistance of the R.C.M.P. canine unit, and apprehended the individual responsible approximately one mile (1.6 kilometres) from the crime scene after 2.5 hours of tracking," said a statement issued by the Charlottetown police department today.

The suspect is a 42-year-old resident of Cornwall, said the department. The man was arrested and charged with theft, trespassing by night, and failing to obey a probation order to be of good behaviour from a previous theft offence.

The suspect was put in jail and will be appearing in provincial court at a later date.