Senior mistakenly bit by police dog as VPD arrest 3 break-in suspects

Oct 31 2018, 4:46 pm

Three men are facing charges after a chaotic series of events in south Vancouver that included multiple break-ins, the attempted carjacking of a taxi full of passengers and a senior mistakenly bitten by a police dog.

According to Vancouver Police (VPD), the situation began Tuesday night when officers found men in a parking lot at Granville Street and Southwest Marine Drive who were allegedly involved in a break-in to a home less than an hour before on West 37th Avenue near Granville Street.

Two of the men were arrested without incident by the VPD, but the third man allegedly fled the scene before attempting to car-jack a taxi full of people.

He then ran to a gas station, where he attempted to force a man out of his car, say VPD.

At that point, the suspect was arrested by a canine unit and taken to the hospital for treatment.

A second canine unit was also pursuing the fleeing suspect when the dog mistakenly bit a 75-year-old Vancouver man on his leg.

That man was also taken to hospital where he was treated and then released.

Charges have been approved against Graham Scott Beattie, 40, of Surrey, 42-year-old Richmond resident Harold Jason Gillis and 34-year-old Vancouver resident Joseph Leon Kidd.


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