SPRING HILL, Fla. – On Monday night at 10:06 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Moondance Circle in Spring Hill in reference to a report of an attempted home invasion.

The caller told 911 dispatchers that she observed three unknown suspects via video surveillance walking around the perimeter of her home. She further advised one of the suspects was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, while a second suspect had what appeared to be a handgun.

 All three suspect were wearing masks. Read More

The Forsyth County Police department uncovered several drugs from a vehicle with the help of their K9 Ivo.
Early Thursday morning on McFarland Parkway, a Forsyth County Deputy pulled over 28-year old Misty Slaton after witnessing an improper turn. The deputy says he then noticed some inconsistencies in Ms. Slaton’s behavior.
After declining a search of her vehicle, the deputy brought out K9 Ivo, a certified narcotics detection canine to conduct a free air sniff. K9 Ivo indicated the odor of illegal narcotics, giving probable cause for a search of the car.
During the search, deputies located 24 assorted multicolored pills, 1.1 pounds of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of heroin. Read More

Tails were wagging at Ella Risk Elementary School in Central Falls Tuesday, as the police department and its K-9 officer stopped by for a special ceremony.

Surrounded by excited schoolchildren, K-9 Officer Zoom took his oath of office.

He was joined by his handler, K-9 Officer Kerry Craig, as well as Col. Anthony Roberson, Capt. Christopher Reed, and several other officers, with students showering the police dog with gifts and kind words.

“It really meant a lot to me,” Craig told NBC 10 News during a brief interview after the ceremony. Read More

Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on May 1, 2021 in Salton City, California.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m., when a gray 2009 Dodge Journey approached a highway immigration checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection dog alerted to the vehicle in the primary inspection lane.

Agents directed the vehicle to enter the secondary inspection area for further investigation.

During their inspection, agents discovered 42 packages of narcotics hidden inside the rocker panels of the vehicle. The contents inside of the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. Agents arrested the driver and held her for further processing. Read More

A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine is being credited with helping authorities locate two major drug seizures within a week.

The dog, named Cibi, alerted authorities to the presence of drugs in a Dodge Dakota at the Highway 78 immigration checkpoint around 3 p.m. Monday, according to a press release.

Two U.S. citizens from Brawley, California, were arrested when a search of the car resulted in a leather jacket sleeve being found hidden under the vehicle’s rear seat with a duct-taped package inside that contained over seven pounds of fentanyl. 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

Veterinary Tactical Group is a research, consulting, and tactical veterinary training company committed to improving the lives of our country’s working canines.  Our research team includes COL Janice Baker, DVM, DACVPM, Trinity Mauer, and Dr. Alex Moore.  We are currently conducting a study on hostile action canine injury and death with the goal of identifying risk factors and possible mitigation strategies.  If you have experienced a canine injury or death due to a hostile action we would greatly appreciate your response.

Any data collected from this study will not be personally identifiable in any future publication.  Name, department, and contact information is recorded only for follow up questions and only with your permission. I will likely follow up with respondents after survey submission to ask any specific questions.  In addition to this request for survey respondents, we may contact organizations that have a hostile action injury or death directly.  Veterinary records related to the incident are requested but not required for participation.

We understand and respect that these incidents are traumatic and we appreciate you taking the time to revisit the event.

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