A four-legged member of the RCMP got his man yesterday in Stephenville.
Police Service Dog Axel was involved in a training exercise when he veered off path and into the woods, alerting his handler that he was onto something by barking.
He successfully located a man hiding in the woods, who was wanted in connection with several thefts in the Stephenville area.
A 48-year-old Stephenville man, was located and found to be in possession of stolen property. He was arrested and released to appear in court at a later date.
RCMP say Axel then resumed his training exercise, successfully recovering a toy hidden in the woods.