As reported on our Facebook page Wednesday night, Camper, the dog who fled from a violent incident in downtown Victoria last week has been found and reunited with its owners.
Camper, a brown Pit Bull, was located Wednesday evening, June 16th, by a person walking with their dog on Hollywood Crescent.
The owner’s dog located Camper and brought the owner over.
Police said the owner took Camper home and called the number on the dog’s collar.
Camper ran away from the scene of a violent incident Friday, June 11th, after a man smashed vehicle windows with a hammer in the 500-block of Pembroke Street.
The man had smashed the driver’s side window of a van with a hammer while the occupant and her dog were inside.
The dog, frightened from the incident, ran away and became separated from her own.
The suspect was arrested by officers that night, but Camper was not located.
The search for Camper commenced. ROAM posted notices in the area where Camper was last seen, while officers and citizens alike searched for her.
The suspect, a 40-year-old Edmonton man, faces recommended charges of assault with a weapon and mischief. He was later released with a court date and conditions.
“Tonight VicPD officers and staff are sharing the relief and joy that comes with knowing Camper is back home, safe,” said VicPD in a statement.
“ROAM, members of our local media community, VicPD officers, and many concerned Victorians have helped by searching for Camper over the last four days,” added VicPD.
VicPD are asking anyone with information to call (250) 995-7654.