Chilliwack, BC: A man from Chilliwack is facing a criminal charge after being arrested by RCMP.
Sebastian James Brandolini, 24, faces one charge of Break and Enter and remains in custody pending a court appearance later in October.
The charge stems from a call made to RCMP on October 5, 2016 at approximately 3:45 a.m. by a home owner in the 44000 block of Sherry Drive to report the sound of their garage door being opened. General Duty officers supported by the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (PDS) immediately arrived at the address where police service dog FORD quickly began following a track of fresh human scent which led officers on a path into the surrounding neighbourhoods.
FORD trailed the scent through the vicinity until, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the canine located the suspect -who attempted to ride away on a bicycle from police- but after a short chase, the dog caught him on Bayshore Drive where the man was taken into custody by the RCMP. During a search of the suspect, officers seized evidence linking him to the break and enter.
An alert resident immediately reporting suspicious activity, the timely response of police resources, and police service dog FORD are responsible for the apprehension of the suspect, says Corporal Mike Rail, spokesperson for the UFVRD.
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).
File # 2016-43739
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
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