Police Service Dog Jak apprehends man who threatened employees with a knife

Kelowna, Police Dog Services

2022-01-28 07:46 PST

File # 2022-4863

A man was apprehended by Police Service Dog Jak after he threatened employees with a knife at a business on Enterprise Way.

On January 26th, 2022 at 7:00 a.m., Kelowna RCMP officers were called to a business in the 2000-block of Enterprise Way after two employees had confronted a man for stealing items from a truck. The man threatened the employees with a knife and fled the area on foot.

Frontline officers with assistance from Police Service Dog Jak and his handler, searched the area and apprehended the suspect without incident. During the investigation, officers seized a loaded handgun from the suspect.

Photo of Police Service Dog Jak

29-year-old Kole Charlton was remanded into custody and numerous charges will be recommended under the Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including:

Thankfully no one was injured during this incident, states Cpl. Tammy Lobb, Media Relations Officer for the Kelowna Regional RCMP. We appreciate that the employees called us immediately and our officers were able to respond and safely take the suspect into custody as incidents such as this can be unpredictable.

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Cpl. Tammy Lobb

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street
Office: 778-940-2430
Cell: 250-859-2065

Email: Kelowna_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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