Mounties and police dog Dave catch suspect in the act
Chilliwack: An alert Chilliwack RCMP officer and a determined police dog caught a suspect as he fled from a vehicle after allegedly failing to stop for police.
On April 6, police were nearby when a driver crashed his vehicle into the front yard of a residence in the 46000-block of Portage Avenue. The driver abandoned the vehicle and then fled the scene. But he didn’t get far.
A Chilliwack RCMP Priority Offender Suppression (POST) officer supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Section (IPDS) quickly converged at the scene of the abandoned auto. Following a short track, police service dog DAVE located the suspect who was then arrested by the RCMP.
“Thanks to an alert (POST) officer and the timely arrival of police service dog DAVE to the crash site the suspect was apprehended,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.
David Allen Geoghegan, 27, has been charged with flight, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and fail to comply with probation order. Mr. Geoghegan remains in custody.
RCMP remind everyone who witnesses anything they believe to be suspicious in nature to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).v