05/31/2013 04:52 EDT | Updated 07/31/2013 05:12 EDT

Saskatchewan Mountie Accused Of Slashing Tires

An 11-year member of the RCMP has been charged with mischief after four tires on a vehicle were allegedly punctured with a knife at the Waterhen Lake First Nation.

RCMP said the incident was alleged to have taken place March 18, 2013 while Cpl. Shawn Irwin, 36, was on duty.

Irwin is a police service dog handler at the Meadow Lake RCMP detachment.

He has been placed on administrative duties and an internal code of conduct investigation has been ordered.

His first court appearance has been set for June 24, 2013 in Meadow Lake.

Waterhen Lake First Nation is about 40 kilometres north of Meadow Lake.

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