Police dog sniffs out two suspects in Welland break-and-enter


Published February 13, 2023 at 3:35 pm

Niagara Police K9 member Rudy helped sniff out two suspects hiding in the woods after a Welland break-and-enter.

A police dog sniffed out a couple of suspects after Niagara Police were called to a Welland break-and-enter in progress at a closed commercial business in the early hours of Feb. 12.

Responding to a 2:30 am call, the officers descended on a business in the Centre St. and Harold Ave. area. Police say they saw two suspects running from the building through a hole in a nearby chain-link fence, across railway tracks and into the woods behind the property.

Police say they called in the K9 Unit and service dog Rudy, who is trained in general-purpose/tracking and narcotics detection.

Police say Rudy caught their scent and led his handler and the other officers to the two suspects hiding under some fallen brush.

Jacob Edward Scott Golden, 31, of Welland, was charged with break and enter into a place other than a dwelling.

Brian Joseph Adams, 32, of Welland, was charged with break and enter into a place other than a dwelling and failing to comply with his probation order.

The pair had a bail hearing on Feb. 12 via video link to the courthouse in Hamilton and remain in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009204.

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