Police dog name Dave catches fleeing suspect

In Chilliwack, British Columbia, Dave the dog can be counted on to, as the Mounties motto use to be, always get his man.

Last week, 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.

Dave is a very good boy.

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