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2021 Patrol Case of the Year
Officer Colin Bonebrake and K9 Bart, Lenexa PD, KS
On 03/27/2021 at 0338 hours Mission Kansas Police Department was in a pursuit. The suspect wrecked and fled on foot. While fleeing he shot at the officers behind him. Officers from multiple jurisdictions, and a SWAT Team from Kansas City, KS set up a perimeter. Several K-9’s were deployed to include Lenexa canine team Officer Bonebrake and K-9 Bart. An officer believed the suspect ran into a drainage ditch. One of the K-9 teams and a swat team entered the drainage ditch to search. Officer Bonebrake and K-9 Bart along with multiple police officers searched a wood line. K-9 Bart pulled into the woods and alerted to a sewer lid. The suspect was given commands and exited the sewer and was taken into custody. They learned that the suspect had accidently shot himself while fleeing and had to be rushed to the hospital.
2021 Detection Case of the Year
Officer Corey Averill and K9 Max, RTD Transit Police Dept., CO
On Oct 13th, 2021 around 1200 hours, Longmont PD responded to a homicide, located at Renaissance Dr & Pike Rd, Longmont, CO 80503. The victim was a USPS mail carrier and he was putting mail into a community mailbox, which consisted of 120 individual mailboxes, when the incident occurred. While the mailman was sorting mail into these boxes the suspect approached him and shot him 5 times. Longmont PD was only able to locate 3 of the 5 spent shell casings. After the scene had been processed the crime scene was torn down and they had the fire department wash the area with water to remove all of the blood. On Oct 14th around 1600 hours, Longmont PD asked for an explosive detection K9 to help locate the two missing casings, since they were still missing. K-9 Max and Officer Averill, with the RTD Transit Police, responded to assist. The area that they needed searched was the original crime scene location, which consisted of a neighborhood road, a sidewalk, 120 mailboxs, and a large grassy area. This was the area that the fire department had sprayed down. Since K9 Max was being deployed almost 30 hours after the incident, and the crime scene had been torn down, there was a memorial that formed around the mailbox and it consisted of hundreds of fresh flowers, homemade posters, and candles. At 1703 hours, K9 Max, with the RTD Transit Police, was deployed. At 1705 hours, K9 Max gave his first alert, indicating on a casing that was pressed into the grass behind the mailboxes. At 1709 hours, K9 Max alerted on Mailbox 2157, which was locked and sealed. I asked the US postal inspector to check the mailbox and I was told that they had already been searched. I informed them that K9 Max was alerting on this mailbox. The US postal inspector opened this mailbox and it contained the other missing casing. K9 Max located both casings in 6 minutes.
2020 Patrol Case of the Year
Officer Brian Laas and K9 Rudy, Arvada Police Dept., CO
On December 6, 2020, at approximately 2230 hours Officer Laas responded to the area of 80 and Wadsworth on a reported shooting. Upon arrival into the area, Officer Laas was informed a suspect had fired several shots at a house and the people inside. The suspect fled in a vehicle, and then struck another vehicle causing injury to the occupants. The suspect vehicle was disabled, and he then fled from the vehicle into a church and a neighborhood.
Officer Laas started a track with K9 Rudy in 24-degree weather after a perimeter was set. The track led to a large drainage and then into a neighborhood. They had tracked on one side of the street and the suspect was then seen jumping a fence on the street we were on and crossing a major thoroughfare. The perimeter was shifted, and the track and area search continued. After about 2 hours an additional K9 was brought in as the suspect appeared to be jumping fences in the perimeter. At the 3rd hour a call came in from the suspects father reporting a false sighting in an attempt to get us to move from the area. During the search and track a drone had been overhead but did not locate using thermal. The suspect had then jumped back across the major street and into the first neighborhood hood. Officer Laas allowed Rudy who had been working for almost 4 hours in the 24-degree weather to re acquire the track and worked to a back yard where announcements were made. Rudy worked this yard with officers standing on the fence and worked past them and then around a shed. He did engage the suspect who was laying on the backside of the shed on the ground. Rudy did engage the suspect on the left buttocks and was then placed into custody. The suspect was then transported to the hospital for treatment and then jailed.
2020 Detection Case of the Year
Det. Garcia and K9 Zeus, Kansas City MO Police Department
On October 15, 2020 K-9 Zeus and Det. Garcia were working the sort at Fed Ex. He located a parcel coming from South Gate, CA and being shipped to Kansas City, MO. K-9 Zeus alerted to the parcel. Det. Garcia obtained a search warrant for the parcel and located a large plastic container that contained 14 bundles of Methamphetamine weighing 32.4 pounds. The Methamphetamine was concealed in spray foam and the bundles were covered in crushed red pepper. We attempted delivery but residence was vacant. Det. Garcia later learned that the residence was an Air B&B.
On November 16, 2020 Det Garcia was working Fed Ex and located a parcel coming from Long Beach, CA and coming to KCMO. K-9 Zeus alerted to the parcel and Det. Garcia obtained a warrant and located a large safe that contained 5 bundles of Methamphetamine weighing 11.4 pounds.
On 11-20-2020 Det. Garcia again was working Fed Ex and located another parcel from the same shipper that he had on Nov. 16, 2020 coming out of Long Beach, CA. and coming to KCMO. K-9 Zeus alerted to the parcel and Det. Garcia obtained a warrant for the parcel and located another safe that contained 3 bundles of Tar Heroin that weighed 7.1 pounds.
This time the delivery was successful. The delivery was made and they observed a male arrive to the residence which again was an Air B&B. The male placed the parcel behind the rail of the front porch. A short time later we observed a pickup truck with another male arrive and pick up the first suspect. The two male suspects were taken into custody at the residence. The suspect in the truck gave me verbal consent to search his truck and Det. Garcia located a ½ pound of Tar Heroin in the center console and a bag that was on the passenger seat that contained $48,680 USC.
The first suspect that had arrived and took the parcel gave Det. Garcia consent to search his cell phone. Det. Garcia located all of the tracking numbers for all of the parcels that he had located on Oct. 15, 2020/ Nov. 16, 2020/ Nov 20, 2020. He also located a tracking number for a parcel that was shipped USPS that also arrived on Nov 20, 2020 going to the same address that contained 10 pounds of Methamphetamine also inside of a safe that K9 Zeus alerted on. Det. Garcia also located many more tracking numbers for parcels going to other states. Both suspects were charged federally in The Western District of Missouri. Both suspects admitted to all of the parcel and cooperated in this case.
In total K-9 Zeus and Det. Garcia seized 53.8 pounds of Methamphetamine, 7.6 pounds of Tar Heroin, and $48,680 USC on this case.
2019 Patrol Case of the Year
CPl. Mitch Sawyer and K9 Biko, Lake Charles PD, LA
On March 27, 2019, Cpl. Mitch Sawyer and K-9 Biko were involved in a search for a homicide suspect that occurred on March 11, 2019. During surveillance of a target location officers observed a vehicle pull up to the target house turn the headlights off and park for a period of time. Once the vehicle went mobile the surveillance teams attempted a traffic stop. Cpl. Sawyer in his marked K-9 unit and Cpl. G. Miller in an unmarked truck attempted the stop in the parking lot at Lake and 18th street. The vehicle refused to stop and proceeded out onto Lake Street and accelerated north bound on Lake Street. The vehicle approached the T- intersection of Lake and Shell Beach Drive and due to the high rate of speed in which he was traveling, he failed to make the right turn and careened off the road. The vehicle demolished a privately-owned wooden swing before crashing into a large tree. Once officers arrived at the crashed vehicle they deployed on the perimeter of the vehicle. Officers scanned the area attempting to locate the drive but could not put eyes on him. Cpl. Sawyer along with his Biko advanced towards the vehicle. As Cpl. Sawyer was approaching, he observed the suspect running north through some brush. Cpl. Sawyer deployed Biko and commanded him to apprehend. Biko pursued the suspect and made contact with him by placing a bite and hold on the suspect’s arm. With Biko still on the bite the suspect walked into the lake and continued further out into the water. The suspect and K-9 were in at least four foot of water and the suspect placed Biko under water several times in an attempt to deter Biko from continuing his bite. Cpl. Sawyer entered the water to assist his K-9 partner with the apprehension. The suspect continued his efforts by placing Biko's head under water which caused Biko to release his hold and come to the surface and re-engage the suspect. Cpl. Sawyer was able to reach Biko and the suspect and with one arm hold Biko on the surface of the water by his harness while fending off the suspect’s aggressive behavior and his attempts to submerge Biko again. The suspect was able to submerge Biko once again which caused Biko to come off the bite. The suspect at this time was in water of five feet or deeper. Cpl. G. Miller had entered the water to assist Sawyer and Biko, Cpl. Miller was able to reach the suspect and from behind placed him in a headlock in an attempt to gain control of him. Cpl. Miller made an effort to reach shallow water with the suspect, but he started fighting harder with Cpl. Miller. Due to the depth of the water and the level of resistance from the suspect, K-9 Biko was deployed again on a bite and hold. Once Biko engaged this time the suspect gave up his fight and was able to be handcuffed.
2019 Detection Case of the Year
Det. Garcia and K9 Zina, Kansas City MO Police Department
On 03-09-2019 at 2227 hours Det. Garcia along with members of The Mowin Task Force were conducting drug interdiction activities at The Greyhound Bus Lines in Kansas City, Missouri. They observed a bus arrive which originates out of Los Angeles, CA a known source city for illegal narcotics. Det. Garcia responded with K-9 Zina to conduct a sniff check of the luggage under the bus in the luggage bins. He also had K-9 Zina conduct a sniff check of the luggage in the passenger compartment of the bus after all passengers had exited the bus. K-9 Zina came into contact with a black suitcase that was in the overhead bin above seat number 22. K-9 Zina immediately sat on the seat below the black colored suitcase alerting to the odor of narcotics in or about the suitcase. Det. Garcia observed the black colored suitcase to have a name tag attached to the handle of the suitcase. He then advised Sgt. Gentry that K-9 Zina had alerted to the suitcase. Sgt. Gentry then removed the suitcase from the overhead bin and exited the bus with the suitcase to tell members of their squad that they had a canine alert it. The owner of the suitcase was located and refused consent to search for the suitcase and was also carrying a black colored bag with grey handles which was placed in the back luggage area for a canine sniff. Det. Garcia then responded with K-9 Zina to the back luggage area and had her conduct a sniff check of all of the luggage. K-9 Zina then came into contact with a black colored bag with grey handles and immediately sat alerting to the odor of narcotics in or about the bag. Search warrants were obtained for the suitcase and black colored bag with grey handles and were executed at their unit. They located a total of 21.8 pounds of Methamphetamine in the black suitcase and 10 pounds of Methamphetamine in the black bag with grey handles for a total of 31.8 pounds of Methamphetamine. Federal charges were filed in the Western District of Missouri.
2021 Honorable Mention Patrol
Sr. Cpl. Bryan Stewart-Calcasieu Parish S.O., LA
2021 Honorable Mention Detection
Deputy Ethan Weinzierl-Hennepin Cnty S.O., MN
2020 Honorable Mention Patrol
Sr. Cpl Bryan Stewart-Calcasieu Parish S.O., LA
2020 Honorable Mention Detection
Det. Antonio Garcia-KCMO PD
2019 Honorable Mention Patrol
Sgt. Ryan Sumner-Lenexa PD, KS
2019 Honorable Mention Detection
Officer Steven Stroud Thornton PD, CO
On January 28, 2022, at approximately 2153 hours, Officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit of aggravated assault suspects. The suspects had pointed a gun at the victims, then proceeded to give chase to them in a vehicle. The suspects entered a gated community, driving offroad, before bailing on foot towards the neighborhood. Officer Bargerstock deployed his Police Service Dog Ciko while giving loud verbal commands to the suspects. The suspects continued to flee towards the neighborhood entering a creek and wooded area. A short time later the driver of the vehicle was spotted continuing to flee up the creek bank. Officer Bargerstock deployed PSD Ciko off leash where PSD Ciko subsequently apprehended the suspect on the right leg. PSD Ciko remained on the suspect until Officer Bargerstock and his backing officer were able to take the suspect into custody. The second suspect, who was in possession of a handgun, was located a short distance away by other responding officers. It was later found that both subjects had committed an aggravated robbery in Kansas City, KS as well, just prior to engaging in vehicle pursuit with Bonner Springs PD.
On March 17, 2022, Det. Garcia was working Fed Ex. He located a parcel coming out of California and being shipped to Kansas City Kansas. K9 Zeus alerted to the parcel. Det. Garcia obtained a search warrant and located 4 sealed metal cans in the parcel. Det. Garcia opened the cans with a can open and located a total of 20 pounds of Methamphetamine. A controlled delivery was conducted, and a suspect was arrested. The suspect cooperated and a second suspect was identified. Case is ongoing.
On March 18, 2022, Officer Belgarde was on patrol in the City of Mandan when he heard Officer Benitez being dispatched to a welfare check at the M&H gas station. Dispatch advised that the caller was reporting that she was in the bathroom and was being held against her will. Dispatch also advised that the suspect was outside in a dark green Ford pickup that was possibly stolen.
Officer Belgarde arrived in the area and observed a dark green Dodge Dakota driving east bound on Main Street. He radioed this information to other responding units as there was no other dark green pickup’s in the area. Officer Belgarde was advised that dispatch was still on the phone with the victim who was currently locked in the women’s bathroom. Officer Belgarde contacted the female.
Officer Belgarde was advised that the vehicle may possibly be heading south on 6th Ave SE. He advised the clerk and the female to wait for an officer to return as he needed to go assist the other officers with the vehicle. Prior to leaving, the clerk confirmed that the vehicle was a dark green Dodge Dakota with a partial plate of 457A. Officer Belgarde gave this information to dispatch and was informed that this vehicle was a stolen vehicle out of Bismarck and that the plate was North Dakota 457AUZ. Officer Belgarde left M&H and drove eastbound where he last saw the vehicle. He turned South bound on 6th Ave SE and observed the vehicle pass him north bound. He turned his patrol vehicle around and positioned himself behind the vehicle.
The vehicle turned west bound on Main Street. Officer Belgarde confirmed the plate which returned to a stolen Dodge Dakota. He activated his emergency lights on the 500 block of East Main Street signaling the vehicle to pull over. The vehicle continued to drive at a slower rate of speed and turned north on 3rd Ave NE where it came to a stop. Officer Belgarde exited his patrol car and a felony stop on the vehicle. The vehicle then accelerated at a high rate of speed through the M&H gas station parking lot then west bound on Main Street. Officer Belgarde did not pursue the vehicle. SGT. Middleton with the Morton County Sheriff’s Office pursued
the vehicle west bound on Main Street.
Shortly after, Officer Belgarde heard SGT. Middleton advise dispatch that the vehicle crashed at the intersection of 10th Ave and West Main Street. Officer Belgarde heard SGT. Middleton advise that the driver was fleeing on foot from the vehicle and was in the BNSF area. Officer Belgarde responded to the area to assist with the scene. Once on scene SGT. Middleton advised that he lost track of the occupant in the area of the houses on Sunny Road SW. Officer Belgarde asked SGT. Middleton to assist with a perimeter south on 1st Street SW and 13th Street SW. He advised Officer Benitez to meet the victim at M&H to get the report and asked Officer Calkins to respond to his location to assist with a track for the suspect. Once Officer Calkins arrived on scene, Officer Belgarde retrieved his police K9 from his squad car as Officers held the perimeter.
Officer Belgarde brought Kupper up to the door of the stolen motor vehicle and gave multiple K9 announcements prior to starting the deployment. After announcements with no response, he gave Kupper the command to track. Kupper began tracking west bound towards 1108 Sunny Road SW. Officer Belgarde line checked Kupper and he continued to pull with his nose to the ground. Kupper brought them to the front yard of 1108 Sunny Road and his behavior changed. Kupper began giving proximity indications. Kupper began air scenting and barking. Once again Officer Belgarde gave multiple commands for the suspect to come out. Kupper then began to sniff a barrel that was standing upside down and barking at it. Officer Belgarde moved up to the barrel and pushed on it to find it to be solid. Officer Belgarde restrained Kupper by the harness and asked Officer Calkins to tip the barrel over. Once the barrel fell over, they could see two feet hanging out. Officer Belgarde continued to give announcements to come out of the barrel. Officer Calkins then grabbed the feet of the suspect and pulled her out as she was not following lawful commands to surrender. The female was placed in handcuffs.
On May 4th, 2022, Officer Cernik was dispatched to the VFW, for an alarm. The bar manager advised Dispatch they could see a male moving around inside of the building via their internal camera system. The alarm company, also called Dispatch stating there was a "bar motion" alarm. The manager provided the description of the male inside as a heavier set, Native American/Hispanic with a gray sweatshirt and wearing a snapback hat.
As officers were approaching the area, an officer stated over the radio he was able to see someone moving around inside of the business via the downtown cameras. Officers established a perimeter around the exterior of the building and located an unsecured front door. Officer Cernik approached the unsecured front door and moved into the entry way into the business with K9 Uno, Officer Vegel, Officer Olson, and Sgt. Siders. Once they were within the threshold of the door, Officer Cernik gave K9 warnings from the front door.
Prior to getting to this area of the bar, Uno searched multiple rooms and areas with nobody located. Uno entered a large storage room on the left side of the hallway, opposite of the crawl space. Verbal K9 warning were given as Uno was entering the room. A short time later, Officer Cernik could hear unintelligible noises coming from the room. Based on Uno being in that room searching for a suspect and the possible suspect making noise, Officer Cernik started giving commands into the room from the threshold to the door. He received no response from inside the room and called Uno back to him from outside of the room.
Uno returned to him from the right side of the door. Officer Cernik gave another bite warning into the room from the threshold. Uno went back into the room. Office Cernik could not see what Uno was doing or where the suspect was, so he cleared his way into the room where he last saw Uno go. He continued to give commands for the suspect to give up as he entered the room. Officer Cernik heard "I'm good, hey" coming from inside of the room. As he entered the room and saw Uno biting the left leg of a male laying on the ground. The male had his hands out in front of him and was not actively resisting Uno as he was biting. Office Cernik gave the male another set
of commands to come out. As he was giving that command, Uno released the bite and returned to his side. Officers Olson, T. Seehusen and Walz took control of the suspect and placed him into handcuffs. He was transported to the hospital first, then the jail.
On April 18, 2022, Det. Garcia was working at The UPS facility and he located 37 parcels all coming from the same shipper and going to all states in the country. K-9 Zeus alerted to all the parcels. In all they located that day 189.2 pounds Marijuana, 151.6 pounds THC cartridges, 63.2 pounds of THC edibles, 69.8 pounds of THC wax, 11.8 pounds Fentanyl (Kilo bricks), 1,450 Fentanyl tablets, and 14 grams of Cocaine. The 11.8 pounds of Fentanyl was being shipped to Allentown, PA. They were able to contact Allentown, PA DEA and they were able to identify a target that they were working. Det. Garcia was able to flag this shipper and from April 18-2022 to April 26, 2022 K-9 Zeus and seized a total of 598.1 pounds of Marijuana, 284.7 pounds of THC wax, 372.5 pounds of THC oil, 262.2 pounds of Edibles, 11.8 pounds of Fentanyl (Kilo bricks), 1,450 tablets of Fentanyl, 14 grams of Cocaine.
During the week of February 20, 2022, the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip reference a suspicious vehicle selling narcotics out of a Colfax Motel. The tip was forwarded to a Lakewood PD Commander and placed on the sector logs which is reviewed by all Agents at the start of shift. On March 28, 2022, the vehicle was spotted by a recruit and her field training officer. A traffic stop was conducted and a K9 request was made for a free air sniff. Agent Shelby Wright and K9 Loki arrived on scene to conduct the sniff where multiple alerts to the vehicle were given. A search of the vehicle was conducted, and they seized: 19G of fentanyl (204 count), 0.06G of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and $3287.
On March 09, 2022, at approximately 0300 hours, deputies with the Delta County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle bearing no license plates. Shortly after, the deputies requested a k9 respond to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle. K9 Raico alerted to the scent of illegal narcotics inside of the vehicle.
Three separate plastic bags were located in the vehicle containing a total of 101.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
On May 05, 2022, at approximately 1250 hours Officer Potter was dispatched to I-25 Southbound entrance ramp from W 104th Ave, on a request for K9 assistance from the Northglenn Police Department.
Officer Potter responded to this call with K9 Axel. Once on scene Officer Potter contacted NPD Officer Prince and he advised that he had stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation. He noticed that the driver was extremely nervous, and the vehicle had an overwhelming odor of air fresher scents coming out of it. Since the driver did not have a valid driver’s license he was asked to get out of the vehicle and moved to the side of the road and detained while a traffic summons was filled out.
Officer Potter deployed K9 Axel on a “Free Air “directed search of the exterior of the vehicle and his behavior changed when they reached the driver’s side. He investigated the door seams rapidly and sat down which is his final alert to the presence of narcotic odor. Officer Potter had him continue around the vehicle and when he reached the driver’s side bottom trunk seam he sat down almost immediately after his nose was in proximately of it. Officer Potter had him continue around and he repeated the same behavior on the rear passenger door seam. He then had him enter the interior of the vehicle and his focus seemed to be on the back seat but did not produce a final alert. Once K9 Axel was secured in the patrol car Officer Potter conducted a hand search with Officer Prince. Between the driver’s seat and the center console Officer Potter located two cell phones that appeared to have been shoved down in the crack in an attempt to conceal them. Officer Potter did not locate anything else inside so Officer Prince and him opened the trunk. Inside the trunk towards the very back, closest to the rear seat, they located a red Vans shoe box inside of a plastic bag. Officer Prince turned the box over and observed the shoe box to have been sealed by an approximate four-inch piece of tape. He cut the seal and opened the box. Inside they located four large black socks approximately ten inches in length and three inches in width. These socks were wrapped inside a thin white piece of wrapping paper. Inside two of the socks he located two yellow packages that had the name “COLT” written on them. Without removing the packages, we observed pills to be inside. In the other two socks Officer Prince located two packages that appeared to have been wrapped in Saran Wrap and hot sauce. Through the packaging they observed what appeared to be a white crystal-like substance. This white crystal-like substance had the same consistency of methamphetamine.
Officer Prince contacted Narcotic Detectives and Detective Robledo responded. He informed them that the suspect had provided consent for us to search his apartment. Officer Potter responded to that location and later deployed K9 Axel on another directed search of the interior. In the first bedroom Officer Potter noticed a change in his behavior as he investigated the closet area and as soon as his nose hit a black fire safe on the floor he alerted by laying down and staring at it. He then moved him in the second bedroom and noticed he quickly became overwhelmed, his search was erratic and he struggled to remain focused on the pattern he typically searches in. In the area of the closet once again he sat down but this time he was starring up toward the top of the closet. This behavior he knows from his training and experience from working K9 Axel is consistent with a large amount of narcotic odor coming from different sources in the room.
Officer Potter stood by as several Detectives and Agents conducted the hand search and Detective Robledo later advised they found 5.05kg pills (11.11lbs) (70,000 pills), 13.35kg heroin (33.99lbs), 4.62kg methamphetamine (10.164lbs), two guns (a 38 special and a 9mm) along with approximately $20,000 USC.
On June 17, 2022, Officer McKenna was assigned as the on-call K9 officer for the Arvada Police Department. At approximately 1110 hours, she was contacted by Arvada Police crime scene investigators requesting her to respond with K9 Hulk to assist in locating a shell casing from an officer involved shooting that involved a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office that had occurred at approximately 0812 hours. Officer McKenna responded to the scene and arrived at 1133 hours.
Once on scene, Officer McKenna was advised that only one shot had reportedly been fired by the deputy and they had fired in a field near the intersection. The area they believed the shot had been fired had been narrowed down to approximately 50x50 yards based on the deputy's body cam footage. The area had been visually searched, and a metal detector had been used, also multiple K9’s from other jurisdictions had been utilized to attempt to locate the shell casing; however, their searches were unremarkable. At approximately 1135 hours Officer McKenna deployed K9 Hulk on a flexi-lead to recheck the area in a final effort to locate the fired shell casing.
Once deployed K9 Hulk searched the area for approximately 20 minutes. As they worked their way through the field back towards their vehicle and outside of the main search area, Officer McKenna had K9 Hulk continue checking the ground for the shell casing. While in an area of the field near a foot path just outside of the search area noted by detectives and deputies, K9 Hulk showed a positive alert for the presence of a firearm related odor in a small patch of grass near the foot path. Upon checking the area where K9 Hulk showed a positive alert, Officer McKenna observed a fired shell casing lodged in the grass. She then notified the crime scene investigators so they could document and collect the shell casing.
On March 07, 2022, Officer A. Little and K9 Drax were called to assist BPD Interdiction Officers after they located an amount of currency in a vehicle. The currency was hidden in a sterile environment at SSD and K9 Drax was deployed to locate the currency. K9 Drax showed a positive narcotics odor response to the area that the currency was hidden. $241k was confiscated on the stop.
On January 07, 2022, Officer P. Stockwell and K9 Duke assisted patrol officers with a traffic stop. K9 Duke was deployed to conduct a free air sniff of a vehicle and after showing a positive narcotics odor response, a probable cause search was conducted and revealed 1 ounce of marijuana. A report was filed for a follow up investigation.
On January 28, 2022, Officer P. Stockwell and K9 Duke were called to assist patrol with a burglary alarm of a business. Arriving Officers located a forced open door and requested K9 assistance. Upon arrival, Officer Stockwell gave his K9 warnings and K9 Duke made his presence known and a female announced herself inside and she was taken into custody without incident. 1 felony arrest was made. With the help of this K9 team, another suspect was taken into custody without injury to any officer or suspect.
On March 29, 2022, Officer J. Revia and K9 Küper assisted Beaumont Police Patrol with a subject armed with a large knife threatening customers at Motel 6. Upon arrival Officer Revia removed K9 Küper from the vehicle to assist. The subject refused to comply with commands to exit the room. The subject had broken out the window of his room. Officers attempted to remove curtains and the subject swung a large stick at them forcing the officers to abandon their efforts. The subject was also seen inside the room with the large knife while officers attempted to breach the door. A team approached the window and held the curtain. A second team utilized FN less than lethal launcher to keep the suspect away from the door by deploying the less than lethal launcher impact rounds through the window while a third team finished breaching the door. K9 Küper was sent in the room to bite the suspect as he failed to surrender completely to give officers the opportunity to safely make entry and subdue the suspect with minimal risk to officers. K9 Küper was successful in keeping the suspect away from the door without making contact with him. The subject was ultimately taken into custody after a CEW was deployed.
On March 21, 2022, Officer A. Little and K9 Drax were called to assist BPD patrol officers with a track of a wanted subject. Patrol officers located a stolen vehicle that had been used in numerous aggravated robberies throughout the city and then located the subject not far from the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued until the officer lost sight of the subject. K9 Drax was deployed to track the subject from the last known location and after a lengthy track, located the subject hiding in an enclosed porch in an apartment complex. After K9 warnings were given and Drax made his presence known the subject surrendered without incident and was taken into custody. 1 felony arrest was made from this incident and also cleared up 4 other aggravated robbery cases.
On January 12, 2022, Sgt. S. Lisenby and K9 Sugar were called to assist officers with Orange P.D. in reference to a K-9 sniff. Upon arrival Sgt. Lisenby was informed that a quantity of U.S. Currency believed to be gains from narcotic trafficking was seized and officer requested a K-9 sniff. Once a sterile location was confirmed, the currency was set. A K-9 sniff with K9 Sugar resulted in a positive narcotics odor response to the currency. Approximately $25,000 in U.S. Currency was seized.
On January 04, 2022 Officer J. Revia and K9 Küper were called to assist Port Neches Police Department on a traffic stop. Officers had reasonable suspicion to believe the vehicle contained narcotics and were denied consent to search. K9 Küper was deployed and showed a positive narcotic odor response to the vehicle. During the search, officers located approximately 44 grams of methamphetamines. One felony arrest was made.
On March 23, 2022, Officer J. Leslie and K9 Rhip were called out to assist Beaumont Police Department Narcotics Detectives with a vehicle sniff. K9 Rhip was deployed and showed a positive narcotics odor response to the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed approximately 16.5 gm of suspected “crack” Cocaine, 16.6 gm of suspected Heroin and 4.0 gm of suspected Methamphetamine. 1 felony arrest was made.
On May 27, 2022, Officer P. Stockwell and K9 Duke were called to assist Port Neches PD with a traffic stop after the driver refused consent to search. K9 Duke was deployed to conduct a free air sniff around the suspect vehicle. K9 Duke gave a positive narcotics odor response to the vehicle and a probable cause search revealed 0.5 grams of suspected cocaine. 1 felony arrest was made.
On May 1, 2022, Officer J. Revia and K9 Küper were called to assist Beaumont Police Patrol with a theft suspect that ran from the Wal-Mart. Upon arriving, Officer Revia deployed K9 Küper to conduct a track. K9 Küper located a w/m subject hiding inside a dumpster behind a business. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with Theft (enhanced to Felony w/priors) and evading.
On June 14, 2022, Sgt. S. Lisenby and K9 Loki were dispatched to assist Orange P.D. with a K-9 sniff of a vehicle after the driver verbally refused consent. K9 Loki was deployed and after a positive narcotics odor response the vehicle was searched which resulted in 2 gms of suspected Heroine being located and 3 felony arrests for possession of a controlled substance.
On June 1, 2022, Officer J. Leslie and K9 Rhip were called to assist Special Assignment Unit Officers on a traffic stop. Officers advised that they had reasonable suspicion to believe there were illegal narcotics concealed inside of the vehicle and the driver refused consent to search. K9 Rhip was deployed and showed a positive narcotics odor response to the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed approximately 3.7 gm of suspected Methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. 1 felony arrest was made.
On June 8th,2022, Officer A. Little and K9 Drax were called to assist SAU with a traffic stop due to the driver verbally refusing consent to search the vehicle after officers developed reasonable suspicion to believe that narcotics were in the vehicle. Upon arrival, K9 Drax was deployed and after a positive narcotics odor response the vehicle was searched. 0.1 gms of Cocaine, 33.7 gms of meth were located. 2 felony arrests were made.
On May 13, 2022, Officer P. Stockwell and K9 Duke were called to assist BPD patrol on an aggravated robbery of an individual call where the suspect fled on foot from the scene after pistol whipping the victim. K9 Duke was deployed to conduct a track for the suspect that fled east behind a business. Duke began to track the suspect through a field just east behind the business and then he turned southeast near a wood line. Duke continued to pull southwest to a privacy fence, where he jumped through a small hole and apprehended the suspect who was trying to conceal himself in some brush. The use of the K9 protected the officers, who were tracking the suspect, from being ambushed as the suspect was possibly still armed. The use of the K9 created distance away from the suspect which gave officers more reaction time if the suspect would have tried to reach for a weapon. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with aggravated robbery.
On June 18, 2022, Officer A. Little and K9 Drax were called to assist patrol officers with a felony take down after locating a vehicle that was used in an aggravated robbery of an individual and lengthy vehicle pursuit. The driver was sitting inside the vehicle refusing to comply with officers’ orders to exit the vehicle. K9 Drax was deployed and after making his presence known, the driver quickly exited the vehicle and was taken into custody. 1 felony arrest was made. With the help of this K9 team, another suspect was taken into custody without injury to any officer or suspect.