Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police have charged 29-year-old male in connection with an incident where a police service dog was injured.
On September 15, 2023 at approximately 1:40 a.m. police responded to a report of a male breaking vehicle windows along the 2100 block of 10 Avenue South. A K9 track was conducted and led to police to a male matching the description of the subject. The male ignored police direction to stop and fled from the officers. PSD Robbie was subsequently deployed and apprehended the subject.
During the apprehension, the male struck PSD Robbie with a lock causing lacerations to his head. K9 members transported PSD Robbie to Family Pet Hospital where he received stitches. He is now recovering at home with his handler.
Further investigation by police, determined the subject broke two separate vehicle windows, broke into a business compound and stole items and also damaged a window at the business.
Bernhard Geisbrecht Peters, 29, of Lethbridge, is charged with injuring a law enforcement animal, three counts of mischief and one count each of shop-breaking and resist arrest. Peters is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.
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