Alert residents on Copperhead Road detained a woman suspected of stealing items from vehicles.
Her companion, who threatened to set loose a dog on the bystanders if they did not release her, eventually fled the scene.
The incident occurred January 26 at 1:51 a.m., according to RCMP Corporal Chad Parsons.
Police received a call that two people driving a green Honda were breaking into vehicles.
“Two males apprehended one female who was attempting to walk away with a handful of stolen items. They apprehended a male who was able to break free,” said Parsons.
“Apparently the male had a dog with him and threatened to release the dog.”
When the residents refused to let the woman go “the male loaded up the dog and left,” he said.
Police found a small amount of heroin, and a head lamp, when the woman was searched.
Charges are pending against a 25-year-old woman from the Lower Mainland, and police are still searching for the male suspect.
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