Victoria man chased into Gorge by police dog

K-9 unit and VicPD officers take down man who fled from traffic stop

A well-known drug dealer is in custody after Victoria police sent a police dog into the Gorge Waterway to stop the man from escaping.

On Tuesday around 10 p.m., a VicPD patrol officer made a traffic stop in the 300-block of Gorge Rd. E.

The officer recognized the suspect and discovered he was breaching his court-ordered curfew.

The man opened the passenger door and fled down an embankment onto the Galloping Goose trail, where a K-9 unit tracked him to the Gorge Waterway.

Two VicPD officers and police dog, Conan, tackled the man in waist-deep water before he was apprehended and arrested.

A 19-year-old Victoria man was treated at the scene for a dog bite and is facing four charges, including violating his curfew.


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