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Who’s a Good Boy? RCMP Canine Helps Makes Second Arrest in a Week

September 13, 2017 4:24 PM | News

Portage la Prairie Guns

RCMP in Portage la Prairie recovered guns and ammunition following the arrest of two teens on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Ozzy - RCMP Canine

Ozzy, a member of the RCMP canine unit, is being credited with helping officers arrest five suspects in Portage la Prairie within the last week. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Ozzy, an RCMP canine with the Portage la Prairie detachment, should be in store for plenty of belly rubs this week.

For the second time in as many days, the police pooch has apprehended suspects in the Portage area.

RCMP enlisted the dog’s help tracking down suspects involved in recent vandalism incidents in the area. Police located a stolen car on Spruce Bay believed to be involved in the crimes on Tuesday afternoon. They also recovered two guns with ammunition.

Officers pulled the vehicle over, but the driver fled on foot. The passenger was arrested on scene.

Ozzy found the first suspect hiding in a garage further away on Spruce Bay and helped officers arrest him.

A 15-year-old boy faces 44 charges, while a 16-year-old boy faces 16 charges, including for firearms and stolen property offences.

Ozzy also helped police locate three Portage la Prairie suspects hiding in a shed last Sunday after they allegedly robbed and assaulted a woman.

RCMP continue to investigate both incidents.