When a Colwood woman came home to find a man had broken into her home she was able to chase him off, but thanks to the help of West Shore RCMP police service dog Erik, a suspect was taken into custody.
On March 25, West Shore RCMP received a call about a man who had broken into a basement suite near the Metchosin Road and Wishart Road intersection in Colwood. The tenant had come home to find the man in her home — she was not physically harmed — and the man fled the scene on foot.
Police dog Erik and his handler found the man hiding in some bushes.
A 29-year-old was arrested for the break and enter, along with failing to comply with a probation order and was held in custody.
West Shore RCMP remind residents if they see something suspicious call 911 or the non-emergency line for reporting something after the fact.