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Police dog tracks down two prolific Nanaimo offenders


Who’s a good boy?

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, two prolific offenders were arrested with the help of a Nanaimo RCMP police dog, Jager.

The two suspects, Amie Jolene Kloss and 28-year-old Kevin Patrick Lackie are facing a variety of criminal code charges.

The incident began on Saturday, November 24th, after police received reports of thefts from vehicles near the Duke Point ferry terminal.

A witness from the terminal told police that the suspects were driving a Dodge pick-up truck.

Later that night, around 1:00 a.m., Cst. Grafton and Jager tracked down the vehicle and found both suspects nearby.

Lackie was hiding in a bush close to the truck, while Kloss was found hiding underneath a parked vehicle.

During the arrests, both suspects suffered minor dog-related injuries. Kloss received puncture wounds to her shoulder when Jager pulled the suspect out from under the vehicle that she was hiding underneath of.

After the arrest, the pick-up truck was found to have been reported stolen from Ladysmith on November 17th.

In total, Lackie is facing 7 charges that include theft of the motor vehicle, driving while disqualified, possession of drugs, and various breach charges.

Meanwhile, Kloss is looking at charges of take auto without consent and several breach charges.

Both suspects appeared in Nanaimo Provincial court on Tuesday, November 27th, and are currently being held in custody.

Adam Chan
Former Staff Writer at Victoria Buzz.

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