June 13, 2018 1:34 pm
Updated: June 13, 2018 3:55 pm

Prince Albert police dog tracks down alleged vehicle thief at cemetery

Prince Albert police dog, Daxa, helped officers arrest an alleged vehicle thief at a cemetery.

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An alleged vehicle thief was apprehended with the help of a Prince Albert police dog at a cemetery early Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to the 400-block of 22nd Street East just after 1 a.m. CT where a van had just been stolen.

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It was found abandoned at a nearby cemetery.

Patrol officers surrounded the area while police dog handler, Const. Kelsey Bighetty, and his furry partner, Daxa, searched for the driver.

A 33-year-old Prince Albert man was taken into custody.

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He is facing charges of theft of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public, and breach of a probation order.

The accused is expected to make his first Prince Albert provincial court appearance on Wednesday.

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