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55-year-old facing charges after attempted break-in in Saint John

Saint John police K-9 officer Diesel helped to arrest a man after an attempted break-in.
Saint John police K-9 officer Diesel helped to arrest a man after an attempted break-in. Saint John Police - HO

A K-9 officer helped to apprehend a man accused of attempting to break-in to a home in Saint John on Sunday.

Police say that on Sunday evening, a woman was home with her three children when she saw a man trying to break-in to her home through a kitchen window.

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The woman called 911 and officers, including a K-9 unit, arrived on scene.

After taking a description and the direction the man fled in, Diesel, the police force’s K-9 officer, tracked a person down in a wooded area.

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A 55-year-old man was taken into custody.

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Police say several charges are pending but that no injuries were reported during the incident.