The boot gives chase

K9 TrainingOur second block out was still an orientation block for the boot. I drove but he took more of the contact role in the calls.

On our day shifts we received information that a suspect who was wanted for a violent robbery in Surrey was at a residence in our zone.  We arrived on scene as the suspect was attempting to leave and arrested him in the backyard before he could get away.  When we arrested the suspect, we discovered that he was also breaching some conditions of his release on a previous charge.

After arresting the suspect we found a stolen vehicle down the street, had a police dog (“K9”) attend and tracked from the stolen vehicle directly to where we arrested the suspect.  We seized the recovered vehicle and had our forensic identification section analyze it and it’s contents.  The investigation continues but we’re looking at additional criminal charges for the suspect that we arrested.   A great property crime investigation for the boot.

We also spent some time working on a file I’ve been managing for several months that has to do with stalking and criminal harassment.    I’ve been liaising with communications companies to obtain information through warrants to identify my suspect. We made some great progress over this block.

On night shifts the boot had received some intel of his own about a house with drug activity.  We setup a small project between responding to routine calls to identify the people coming and going from the house.  We used this as an example to build an intelligence file for experience.

We also had some time to do some training with our K9 section.  The boot got to see how effective our dogs are at searching and apprehending.  He also got to experience taking a dog bite in protective gear.

In the early morning hours of our first night shift, the boot got to put some of that K9 training to good use.  We were dispatched to a suspicious person call where someone thought they saw a person crouching in the shadows near a car on the street.  As we arrived on scene the boot saw the suspect jump over a fence into a yard.  We immediately setup containment and called for K9 assistance.  The house we were in front of appeared to have been broken in to.

The K9 officer and his dog showed up and the boot ran with them, giving chase to the suspect.  After chasing the suspect’s scent for a few blocks, the boot saw the suspect breaking into a car in an attempt to hide from them.  The suspect was taken into custody and through our investigation we located several vehicles in the area that had been broken into.

I posted a tweet that morning leading to report of another theft from a vehicle that we could link to our suspect.

On our second night shift the officers in another zone had a driver almost run right into them.  When they tried to turn around, the car took off and then crashed a short distance away.  The driver took off running and there was evidence on scene that the driver may have been drinking and driving.  Our K9 officer attended and had another successful track to the driver who was then arrested.  The driver was found to be intoxicated and taken back to cells to provide breath samples.

I made my way down to cells as the Qualified Technician and obtained the evidentiary samples of the driver’s breath.  The officers on scene then completed their investigation and released the driver with a court date and an Administrative Driving Prohibition for blowing samples well over the legal limit.

Another great block for the boot!

2 thoughts on “The boot gives chase”

  1. Thank you for the insight but why do we continue to have these people in our community? This guy is a known criminal with multiple convictions and clearly impacts peoples lives in a negative way. Can we lock these people up for a long time? Hell I’d pay higher taxes to keep guys like this locked up for a long time

    1. Thanks for your comment and question Jim. Unfortunately our legal system doesn’t revoke people’s rights and liberties for extended periods of time for property crime. This is one of the challenges we face as Police with the frustration of the “revolving door”. We continually arrest and place the same people into the legal system with little incentive for them to stop re-offending.

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