Regional Investigations Unit detectives charged a man after an incident in Westminster this morning (August 26).
But it was their newest recruit – police dog Maygar who impressed with his first arrest.
About 1am, residents of a house in Findon Crescent woke to find someone had forced entry to their house.
One of the residents went outside and allegedly located a person outside the house.
That person fled the scene on foot, and was chased by the resident while another person phoned police.
Police vehicles and Air Wing were deployed and the first officers on the scene located the resident chasing the offender.
Police Dog Maygar was deployed, as the offender had entered bushland and was failing to comply with police demands to stop.
Given the potential danger posed to the officers by the offender, PD Maygar was sent in to assist with the arrest.
As the Canine team got closer to the offender, who was hiding in bushes, they claim he refused to show himself and PD Maygar successfully detained him, making it safe for his handler to move in.
A 20-year-old man was arrested at the scene.
It will be alleged he was found in possession of property stolen from the residence, along with other property that is believed to be stolen.
The arrested man was taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for treatment to a dog bite injury on his right thigh.
The Kinross man was charged with aggravated home burglary and stealing.
He was refused bail and was due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.