Livingston County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Helps with Felony Arrest
Early evening Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Deputy Chris Mueller was contacted by law enforcement in Grundy County in request of assistance from our K-9 Police Dog and Deputy Mueller.
Allegedly a wanted felon had fled law enforcement earlier in the day in Grundy County and was suspected of being inside a home in the Trenton area and possibly armed with a shotgun.
Deputy Mueller and K-9 arrived and the group formulated a plan. Our K-9 is trained as a dual purpose working dog which includes searching and taking down a suspect. The occupants of the home were given fair warning but did not respond or surrender to the warnings. Two officers along with Deputy Mueller and K-9 entered the home and once the occupants saw our K-9 they immediately surrendered without incident and were taken into custody.
Deputy Mueller also recently helped the Chillicothe Police with a drug investigation in the south end of Chillicothe and or K-9 displayed positive indicators on the presence of illegal drugs. Trace amounts of controlled substance was subsequently discovered in that vehicle. Investigation continues in that case by the CPD.
Our K-9 is a highly trained police service dog which was purchased from private citizen and business donations to the LCSO in 2016. This addition to our office is one all of us should be proud of.
Sheriff Steve Cox