“Hammer” Makes Quick Work of Suspect Refusing to Leave Crawl Space

Comox Valley, BC – On January 25th while conducting routine patrols Comox Valley RCMP Officers observed a man acting suspiciously in Comox. The man, who is well known to police, was seen entering a residence contrary to his probation conditions.

Officers approached the residence and with permission from the owner began to look inside for the man. He was not immediately located. Further investigation revealed that the man was hiding in the crawl space and refusing to come out.

The RCMP Police Dog Services was asked to attend and assist.

RCMP Vehicle
File Photo

The RCMP Police Services Dog Handler and his partner “Hammer” arrived at the residence and made their way into the crawl space where the man was still refusing to surrender. Given the risk to the resident, the police officers, and the confined space, Hammer was sent into the crawlspace.

Hammer quickly located the man who was subsequently taken into custody.

38-year old Justin Hedican has been charged with breaching his probation.

File # 2019-1195

Comox Valley RCMP

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