Police Services Dog Jonny helped track down two suspects Tuesday morning. (Twitter/VicPDK9)

Victoria police K9 unit helps make arrests in Esquimalt after early morning break-in

Police Services Dog Jonny helped make two arrests related to a business break and enter

A Victoria police dog is on a roll, helping officers to make arrests related to break and enters for a second time in as many weeks.

Police Services Dog Jonny helped officers in Esquimalt Tuesday morning after an early morning break and enter at a commercial building in the 1100-block of Esquimalt Road.

Jonny tracked two suspects to a nearby residence, where both people were arrested and taken into custody. VicPD says the investigation is still ongoing

Just 12 days before on Feb. 6, Jonny helped the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) track down a woman after a break and enter which began at a business in the 1300-block of Broad Street. The woman fled the scene and the K9 team was launched to track her down. She broke into two separate suites in a nearby residential building and barricaded herself inside the second unit. During the incident, the woman discharged a fire extinguisher and pulled the fire alarm.

ALSO READ: VicPD mourns loss of retired police dog, Conan

GVERT attempted to negotiate with the woman without success. She was eventually arrested after police deployed a loud distraction device. That case is also still under investigation.

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
and Instagram

DogsVicPDVictoria Police Department

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich police arrest suspect in arson spree near Camosun College Lansdowne campus

Calgary man in police custody waiting for a tele-bail hearing, constable says

Mental Health: A look at a fractured system

In this special series, Black Press Media reporters share stories from across Greater Victoria

VIDEO: Man breaks up Saanich road rage fight

Two men were throwing punches on Tillicum Road

‘We’re running out of options’: Victoria looks to other municipalities to help shelter homeless

Victoria Curling Club, Crystal Pool ruled out as options for the 250 people remaining outside

‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered

A total of 1,066 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

With the COVID-19 delivering a devastating blow to the global economy, and… Continue reading

Couple celebrates 61st anniversary through Vancouver Island seniors’ home window

Frank and Rena Phillips marked occasion at Nanaimo Seniors Village this week while social distancing

A look at some of the B.C. inventors creating life-saving tools in fight against COVID-19

Groups across B.C. are working together to create what they hope will help people affected by the pandemic

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the mandatory isolation must be abided by

Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay

Alora Killam, 16, played the part in musical two years ago

55+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

Greater Victoria set to host 2021 event

BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19

Industrial customers can defer half of their power bills

Most Read