Bay St. George RCMP arrest ATV thief caught by Police Service Dog, Thor

May 22, 2024
Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


A dog is shown looking at the camera while standing in the ocean.

Bay St. George RCMP and Police Dog Services West were engaged in an investigation into the theft of an ATV on May 16, 2024. The thief was caught the same day, thanks in part to Police Service Dog, Thor.

Bay St. George RCMP received the report of a theft of an ATV from Stephenville Crossing on the morning of May 16. Shortly after the report was received, the quad was reported to have crashed into Coleman's Food Centre on Main Street. The driver continued to operate the ATV and fled the scene.

Later that evening, RCMP received information that the suspect were seen on Seal Cove Road. Police and Police Dog Services West attended the area. Police Service Dog Thor quickly tracked the suspect to a residence on Seal Cove Road.

A warrant was issued and police, along with Thor, entered the home. The suspect was not readily apparent in the home but Thor was deployed and found him immediately, hiding in the attic.

Thirty five-year-old Carl Junior (CJ) Young was arrested and is in custody. He will appear in court at a later date to face the following charges:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Breach of Probation Order (three counts)
  • Breach of Release Order (three counts)
  • Resisting Arrest

Police Service Dog Thor is pictured here, taking a well-deserved swim to rinse off some debris from the scene of the arrest.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Contact information

Strategic Communications and Media Relations Unit

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