Alleged wire thief treated for police-dog bites

A man who was hiding in the crawl space of an abandoned Abbotsford building wouldn't surrender to police.

  • Mar. 12, 2012 6:00 p.m.

A man believed to be attempting to steal copper wire from an abandoned business in Abbotsford on Sunday night was treated in hospital for minor bites from a police dog.

Police received a report at about 5:30 p.m. that a person could be heard rummaging around the building in the 33800 block of South Fraser Way.

Police entered the building with guns drawn and searched the facility before bringing in a police dog. The suspect was found hiding under a tarp in the crawl space.

When he refused commands to come out, the dog apprehended the man, who was then arrested.