She’s the newest sheriff’s deputy, but she took a big bite out of crime her second day on the job.

If you’re the owner of a car, you don’t want to see K-9 Knowlton stop and sit. It means she sniffed out the drugs.

“By her temperament I could tell she was going to be a good worker,” said Robert Lent, St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputy.

Last week, K-9 Knowlton proved those words true. On just her second day on the job, she sniffed out a big stash in a Chevrolet Trailblazer that Canton police had stopped.

“She alerted on the vehicle and we found cocaine, marijuana and money,” said Lent.

A lot: 29 grams of coke, 14 pounds of marijuana, and $24,000 cash. Canton police threw it right up on Facebook. Officers get pumped at this kind of bust. But Knowlton? Read More

Before the winter chill hit this month, the hottest thing going in Kendallville may have been the city police department’s K-9 program.

In December, K-9 handlers Sgt. Justin Beall and Robert Kline took more than 100 grams of methamphetamine off the streets. In January, more than 90 grams were seized thanks to their efforts.

“I’m very pleased with both the dogs and both of the handlers,” Kendallville Police Chief Lance Waters said. “They do a really good job.”

Beall and Kline went to K-9 school in March of 2020. Read More

The former Bell Bank at 409 Sheyenne St. looks like an abandoned warehouse from the outside, but inside, West Fargo K-9 officers suited up Wednesday, Feb. 3, to test and train their police pooches.

“No dog has been in this building, so it’s an exposure to the building, and it’s very valuable in that sense,” said West Fargo K-9 Officer Sgt. Pete Nielsen.

K-9 Tosti was the first of three dogs through the doors, followed by K-9 Macho and K-9 Brewtus, as fellow K-9 Officer Brock Ackerman played the role of bad guy, which Nielsen said could range from a bank robber to a drug dealer. Read More

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies were praising K9 Coral on Tuesday. The canine deputy joined the department about three months ago and on Monday she caught yet another suspected cocaine dealer.

Lazaro Rodriguez, 43, was driving a 2014 Ford Explorer, on U.S. 1 near 63rd Street when Sgt. Joel Slough stopped him just before 9:10 a.m. on Monday in Marathon, deputies said. Slough’s request for Coral’s assistance paid off.

The Labrador Retriever sniffed out cocaine and cash inside the Ford Explorer. Read More

A K9 officer with the Whitehall Borough Police Department is getting decked out with some new technology.

K9 Officer Finn is now equipped with a GPS tracking device.

Police say that the device attaches to Finn’s collar and helps the department by providing real time tracking and monitoring through an app.

Officers say that this type of technology can be useful to help map out the route of travel during search operations or retracing a suspect’s flight path for evidence. Read More

A 32-year-old man is facing charges in two New Year’s Day break-ins in Burnaby after a police dog sniffed him out in an unusual hiding spot.

Burnaby RCMP were called to the 6600 block of Waltham Avenue for a report of a break-in at about 4:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, according to media spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj.

Shortly after officers arrived at the house, he said police got another call about a second break-in a couple blocks away on St. Charles Place. Read More

K9s For Warriors donated three dogs to beaches police.

Jamie is going to Jacksonville Beach police, Duke is going to Neptune Beach police and C4 is going to Atlantic Beach police.

The three police department’s new additions will be referred to as station dogs.

“These dogs are just going to live at the station and just be loving on the police officers and the staff, victims and witnesses — anyone who is having a bad day at the station,” explained K9s For Warriors CEO Rory Diamond. Read More

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Tuesday, Dec. 15 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner Kolt, stopped a Chevy Silverado on Interstate 10 at the 658 mile-marker at approximately 12:37 p.m. for a traffic violation. The vehicle was traveling from Mexico to Houston. After speaking to the driver Sgt. Thumann became suspicious that the vehicle… Read More