K-9 training in the sky, McClellan AFB
by Eric Rucker / Fox 40
MCCLELLAN AFB– In an emergency situation, K-9 officers with local law enforcement can be critical to a mission. But riding in the back of a patrol car to get where they need to go isn’t always an option.
Wednesday at McClellan Park, K-9 officers and their handlers got some aviation training, riding in a few different helicopters provided by the California Air National Guard.
“They are noisy and there is a wind, and we don’t know how they [K-9's] are going to [...]
K-9 pushed into suspect’s car, Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WDRB) – Watch this dramatic end to a police chase as the suspect’s car crashes into police cruisers.
The dash cam video shows what went down, you can see the suspect with both hands in the air before an officer in North Carolina pushes the K-9 into the window.
A grand jury watched this video several times to determine if the officer should be charged with assault.
The officer was cleared of criminal charges, but there is an ongoing internal investigation.
The suspect was [...]
K-9 Ecko from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. File Photo MCSO
Hava Sun News
The Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team, or MAGNET, arrested a California man Thursday on Interstate 40 after a K-9 drug dog alerted authorities to 60 pounds of high-grade marijuana valued at $240,000.
Various MAGNET detectives from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, police departments in Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and prosecutors from Mohave County Attorney’s Office worked together during investigations to arrest 40-year-old Eric M. Seltzer, of North Hollywood, Calif.
Thursday, an Arizona DPS [...]
File Photo. K-9 Nora and Trooper Mathew Strickland, Wisconsin State Police
TOMAHAWK, WI (WTAQ) – A state trooper found more than a disabled vehicle while working last Thursday evening near Tomahawk.
The officer arrested a 24-year-old Park Falls man and a 21-year-old Park Falls woman on felony drug charges. The officer thought the two were acting suspiciously, and called for assistance and a K-9 officer.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s K-9 detected drugs, and officers soon found methamphetamines, marijuana, and paraphernalia. The driver was charged for these crimes and for violating the terms of a previous [...]
K-9 Shack, Vancouver Police
Man driving stolen van attacks police dog
By Paula Baker / Global News
A Burnaby man is facing several charges after Vancouver police say he attacked one of their service dogs last night.
Shortly after 9 p.m. police followed the driver of a stolen van to Victoria Drive, where the officers had boxed it in and tried to arrest the driver. When the driver behind the wheel refused to follow directions from police, Shack, a member of the K-9 unit, was sent in.
It was at this time when David Rachenelli, [...]
K-9 Team in San Luis Obispo County (CA)
By Kiki Jones / KION
AN LUIS OBISOPO, COUNTY – Officers from state, federal, and local agencies have been working on a five-month long investigation into a major narcotics operation dealing with trafficking and sales of large amounts of heroin on the Central Coast.
This drug ring has direct to Mexican drug cartels, said deputies.
Search warrants were served in San Luis Obispo County, Monterey County, and Riverside County and 15 people were arrested.
Before Wednesday’s bust, investigators recovered 2 1/4 pounds of heroin and one ounce [...]
Oswego Police Officer James LaDue and K-9 Crixus, a 2-year-old Dutch Shephard. Photo OPD
By Catie O’Toole / Syracuse.com
Oswego, NY — Oswego police Officer James LaDue’s new partner has lots of energy, and already has started to sniff out criminals and illegal drugs in the city.
Crixus is a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd trained to find drugs in hidden locations and places patrol officers can’t always find without a K-9, his handler said.
“He’s already helping out, locating drugs and finding bad guys,” LaDue said.
The New York State Police donated Crixus to the Oswego [...]
Officer Bill Connor and K-9 Gallo, Sedalia PD (MO)
By Kyle Siegel / Sedalia News Journal
Recently the Sedalia Police Department added two canine officers to its department. Officers Bill Connor and Travis Lorenz, along with their canine partners Gallo and Charlie, will be working together to fight the growing drug problem in Sedalia.
Both Gallo and Charlie are single purpose K-9 officers and they are used to sniff out several kinds of drugs, including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.
Gallo and Charlie are both of the Belgian Malinois breed. Gallo is just over two [...]
K-9 Richtor and Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges
By Gary Bass / KTRE
NACOGDOCHES, TX – On Thursday, the Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Richtor, the K9 officer, died at the home of Chief Deputy Stephen Godfrey two months ago. It was later determined that the dog died of a heart attack.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said the NCSO kept the matter quiet because the dog had become like a member of Godfrey’s family.
According to a press release, Richtor, a German shepherd, was born in the Czech Republic in 2005, and he was [...]
Officer Lonnie Brown and K-9 dog Aerie, Anchorage (AK)
By CASEY GROVEL / Anchorage Daily News
An Anchorage man spent Thanksgiving in jail and remained behind bars Tuesday after being charged with beating his girlfriend and her pet dog, drunkenly fleeing from police in his car and slamming into two patrol cars.
In the end, a police dog got some measure of revenge for its fellow canine by nabbing Oscar Fabela Villa II as he tried to run from the cops, according to a charging document.
Court records show Villa, 21, was out on bail [...]