Man in jail after being caught breaking into a shed in Courtenay

Graham Arthur Earle was charged with mischief

  • Jan. 10, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Comox Valley Police services dog Hammer helped with an arrest this week in Courtenay. Photo submitted

One man is in jail after being caught breaking into a shed at a residence in Courtenay.

On Jan. 7, the Comox Valley RCMP received a call from a resident reporting that they believed their shed had been broken into and that the suspect might still be inside.

Frontline members and Police Dog Services quickly went to the area and located the suspect standing nearby the shed at the residence. Police services dog, Hammer, was ready to assist when the suspect was told he was under arrest and made the decision to run away from police.

“It didn’t take long for Hammer to catch up to the suspect,” said Const. Monika Terragni, media relations officer with the Comox Valley RCMP.

“The suspect was taken into police custody where he was held to appear in court in the morning,” she added.

Twenty-seven-year old Graham Arthur Earle was charged with mischief and has since been convicted and sentenced to 14 days in custody and one year of probation.

Comox Valley RCMP

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