Friday, June 27, 2014
Police Shoot Dog
RCMP find cache of heroin and meth found in downtown home
Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/Voice photos
n June 25, 2014 at approximately 10:00 PM, the Chilliwack RCMP Drug Section executed a drug warrant in the 46000 block of 3rd Avenue. Assisting in the warrant execution was the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS) and Chilliwack RCMP General Duty.
The Chilliwack RCMP Drug Section had information regarding alleged drug activity at the residence on 3rd Avenue. While officers were in the commission of executing the warrant, a pit bull terrier from the residence charged at Police Service Dog 'Koda' and his handler as well as a General Duty member who was standing close by.
The General Duty officer shot the pit bull and injured it.
"The officer physically placed himself between the pit bull, Koda, and his handler in order to protect them from this threat," said Cst. Wolbeck. "Shooting an animal is not something we ever want to do however, the protection of the public and our officers was the priority in this situation, and is in every situation."
Found in the residence were amounts of what police believe to be heroin and crystal methamphetamine. Kane Wilson, 37 of Chilliwack is charged with 3 counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Prohibited weapon.
The pit bull involved was located a few blocks from the scene by Chilliwack RCMP General Duty members and taken to a local veterinarian to receive treatment. Animal control is now looking after the dog.
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