PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A Central Ohio police department has a police K9 that can sniff danger.

The Perry Township Police Department has a K9 that can detect explosives. K9 Coyle and his handler Detective Charles Mills focus on early detection and prevention.

The ability to detect a bomb comes after a series of explosions in Austin and other parts of Texas left two people dead and injured others.

Detective Mills explained his K9 partner has a commitment to find what they’re looking for so he can get his reward which is a tennis ball. Read More

WAUKESHA — President Donald Trump’s push for tougher punishments for drug dealers has put this epidemic back in the spotlight.

State Patrol does not need any reminder of our dangerous drugged driving issues, not to be confused with drunk driving.

Troopers tell us the number of drugged driving arrests have spiked state-wide and K9 Units are helping them crackdown.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the number of drugged driving arrests have spiked state-wide and K9 Units are helping them crackdown.

The Wisconsin State Patrol has seen an increase in drug-related arrests when comparing statistics from 2017 to 2016. In 2016, the State Patrol made 2,862 drug arrests. In 2017, that number increased to 3,439 drug arrests – a 17 percent increase. Read More

A German shepherd sniffed suitcases in an airport inspection drill, excitedly pausing near one bag from which a handler then pulled a satchel with plastic explosives.

The exercise at the compound of the Jordanian police canine unit, staged for visitors this week, is part of the U.S. State Department’s expanding Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) program.

The program has allocated $300 million this year to train and equip domestic security forces in partner nations — so far 21 out of a pool of 56. The aim is to improve the safety of U.S. diplomats and citizens abroad and to support U.S. allies.

In Jordan, a key U.S. ally in a tumultuous region, this includes training more explosives-sniffing dogs for airport duty, focusing on the departure gates of U.S. bound flights, and setting up cyber security training for local law enforcement agencies.

In recent years, Jordan has upgraded its fight against militants and criminals, in large part with U.S. backing, setting up a national emergency call center, a network of street surveillance cameras and databases for DNA, ballistics and fingerprints. Read More

Coincidence drove Laszlo, a now-retired Little Ferry police dog, to the biggest bust of his 8-year-career: A stash of $480,000 in drug money secreted deep in the cab of a parked tractor-trailer at the Rodeway Inn Capri.

The New Jersey State Police had been tracking the 18-wheeler, which they thought was laden with drugs, said Det. Ron Callahan, Laszlo’s hander. But Callahan’s German Shepherd instead nosed out the profits: A cash-filled garbage bag that the driver had stored in the same hidden compartment in which he’d smuggled the marijuana.

It was a triumphant moment for dog and handler.

“It was phenomenal,” said Callahan, who still runs the borough’s only K-9, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois named Quinten. “Not bad for a day’s work.” Read More

The San Antonio Police Department will send two bomb technicians and a K-9 to Austin to assist investigators with the ongoing investigations into several bombings in recent weeks. The latest bombing happened just on Sunday night and left two men with ‘significant injuries.’

 Chief William McManus said the technicians will remain in Austin for as long as they are needed by the Austin Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More

KINGSTON – Members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (U.R.G.E.N.T.) report the arrest of an Ulster man for drug possession.

On March 16, 2018 at about 7:30 p.m., members of URGENT and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit executed a search warrant of a residence on State Route 32 in the Town of Ulster.

As a result of the search, a quarter kilogram of cocaine, one ounce of concentrated cannabis wax, two and a half ounces of marijuana, scales, drug packaging material, shotguns, rifles and $15,390 in cash were allegedly located.

The owner of the residence, Edwin Pomales, 69, of Ulster, was arrested by members of URGENT. Read More

The head of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit is leaving.

GOOD BOY – Sgt. J.T. Manoushagian with his new K-9 partner, Rocky. Rocky was a gift from the Denton County Sheriff’s Office. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Sgt. J.T. Manoushagian said Wednesday he tendered his resignation last week to take over as patrol commander in the Lake Worth Police Department. Manoushagian had been with the sheriff’s office for five years and previously worked in Bridgeport.

“Since I got out of the military, I’ve been in Bridgeport or with the sheriff’s office. It’s been eight-and-a-half years,” Manoushagian said.

“[The K-9 unit] is one of the things I’m most proud of. With Sheriff [David] Walker and Chief [Kevin] Benton we were able to create it from nothing. I couldn’t be more proud of what we do. We have great dogs and great handlers.” Read More 

A man was arrested on Interstate 40 near Ash Fork on Monday, March 12, after a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy stopped him for an equipment violation and found nearly 75 pounds of illegal drugs in his car, worth about a million dollars on the street, according to YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

About 7 a.m., a deputy pulled over 20-year-old Eduardo Pedro Martinez, from Texas, and Martinez initially refused to comply with the deputy’s order to get out of the car, D’Evelyn said. Read More


K-9 Morty is only a year and half old, but the golden retriever is making Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department history as the department’s first cadaver dog.

Police say in the past, the department used to have to borrow a cadaver dog.

“We had to borrow a cadaver dog from another police department probably about six or seven times and we just got to the point where we realized we’ve got to have that resource our self,” said Sgt Katherine Scheimreif.

Sgt. Scheimreif, the supervisor of the CSI Unit, says when they were helping homicide detectives find the missing Uber driver last year, they had to again borrow a cadaver dog to search a lot of areas before finally finding the body of Mario Medina Chevez over the state line in York County.

After that case, the department decided to get its own. In came Morty, who is from Colombia, South America.

“He’s trained to search for human remains and that can include several different stages of human decomposition to include bone, teeth, blood,” said Morty’s handler Kenny Buhr.

Police say Buhr is also making history. Read More

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A local K9 and his handler made a big accomplishment.

According to officials from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, K9 Kayne and Sergeant Kristin Pond won first place in vehicle narcotics detection, third place in room narcotics detection, and placed second within inter-department teams.

Kayne and Pond were invited to the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) National K9 Trials in New Jersey in May. Read More