K9 Tracks Burglary Suspect
On 08-17-2017 at approximately , deputies responded to an address on County Road 54 on a burglary alarm. Once the first deputy arrived on the scene he observed a window broken out of a garage. The deputy called for additional units. Once the additional units arrived the building was cleared and no one was found inside. Several items we noticed to be missing from the building. An investigator was called to process the scene. Deputies received an additional call of another possible burglary that had taken place earlier in the night. The two addresses were not far apart. Deputies responded to that address. While at the second address, deputies received a call of a subject breaking into a barn at another location next door to first call. The 911 caller stated a male subject was seen running from their barn. Deputies arrived on scene and deployed K9 Traffic, the Sheriff's Office new tracking dog. Traffic tracked the suspect and found him hiding in the loft of the barn. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Traffic is a two year old Belgian Malinois, he is trained in narcotic detection and tracking. We are happy to have him on our team. Traffic and his partner, Corporal McCartney have worked together for only 6 months and have made several drug cases so far.