Police Dog Helps Track Down Suspects in ATV Thefts

Police Dog Helps Track Down Suspects in ATV Thefts

Eddie - RCMP
PSD Eddie is being credited with assisting in the arrest of one of three teen suspects in the Ochre River area on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Three youth from Sandy Bay First Nation were arrested Sunday after allegedly driving stolen ATVs near the village of Ochre River, Manitoba.

Police were called after witnesses spotted the suspects near the Ochre River bridge on Highway 5. Two ATVs were found hidden in some bushes, and RCMP set up a perimeter to contain the suspects before a police service dog was called in.

Two male youths were arrested by police attempting to flee the area. A third suspect was tracked with the help of PSD Eddie to a small island in the Ochre River. Police had to wade through fast-moving water in order to arrest him.

Three teens — aged 14, 15 and 16 — will appear in Dauphin court May 13 facing stolen property charges.

Police recovered two ATVs and a motorcycle that had recently been stolen from the area.

— Staff

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