WA'S most famous police dog was responsible for the apprehension of Western Warrior Luke Pomersbach last night.

Argus the police dog - who disappeared during a chase of four teenagers in Swan View three weeks ago but was found and retrained - chased the trail of the cricketer for almost 2km before cornering him in sand dunes at City Beach.

Pomersbach was allegedly on the run from police after a series of alleged traffic offences, including crashing his car twice.

Snr Sgt Simon Hubbard, of the police dog squad, told 6PR radio today that Argus found the cricketer in sand dunes despite tough conditions.

The Belgian shepherd had been "getting results constantly'' since being found in the backyard of a Stratton home after his mysterious disappearance.

The Luke Pomersbach arrest story in full

How Argus disappeared

"We were called in and he was required to track a good 1.5km to 2km in difficult conditions at night time and was able to find a person of interest,'' Sgt Hubbard said.

"He was shown where the person was last seen and located a track and detected a scent, in strong winds and in the dark, and his training came to bear and he did the right thing.

"He advised by way of a bark that he had located a person and I believe the apprehension was made with no further incident.''

Sgt Hubbard said Argus had come through with "flying colours'' after his ordeal, which ended with him - tired and hungry - digging a hole under a bush.

"He is a courageous dog. He has since passed all our tests and was back on the road within a week.''

Other heroics by Argus since his return to work include finding a man in Merredin wanted in connection to 20 night time burgularies.

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