PD Gunner secures another arrest

PD Gunner secures another arrest

Police Dog Gunner was deployed to locate an offender after a police pursuit.

A 29-year-old man from Camillo has been charged following a police pursuit in Yokine on July 20.

About 1.45am, officers with emergency lights and sirens activated, attempted to stop a Hyundai Elantra vehicle on Yarruk Street in Yokine.

It is alleged the driver failed to stop and drove off at speed.

The driver, a man from Camillo, then allegedly slowed the vehicle at the intersection of Daley Street and Wanneroo Road to let the front passenger exit the vehicle and flee.

Officers were able to stop the vehicle and take the male driver into custody.

Officers followed the passenger on foot as he fled into the Dog Swamp Reserve on Farina Drive and swam to an island located in the middle of the swamp in an attempt to conceal himself in the reeds.

A canine officer was called and on attendance the officer and his police dog Gunner entered the water and waded to the island.

PD Gunner was deployed and he located the offender concealed in reeds on the waterline. The man swam back to police and was taken into custody.

The driver was charged with no authority to drive, driver of a vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop (circumstance of aggravation) and reckless driving to escape police pursuit.

Further inquiries by detectives into the man who was apprehended by PD Gunner identified he was wanted for questioning in relation to numerous other alleged criminal activities.

The 37-year-old man from Wanneroo has been charged with four counts of driver of a vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop (circumstance of aggravation), four counts of reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, four counts of no authority to drive and one count of breach of bail.

They were both due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on July 20.