• K-9 leads deputies to vehicle theft suspect

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    LACEY, Wash. - Deputies with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and a K-9 assisted the Lacey Police Department in tracking down a vehicle theft suspect over the weekend. 

    Police said the driver of a stolen vehicle fled on foot from a traffic stop near Sleather Kinney Road and 21st Avenue SE.

    The K-9, Jaxx, tracked the suspect over two fence lines and eventually alerted responding officials to a shed in a mobile home park.

    Deputies said the suspect "refused to surrender from the shed or even acknowledge law enforcement presence after multiple warnings."

    After issuing multiple warnings, deputies said K-9 Jaxx was deployed into the shed, where he made contact with the suspect. 

    The suspect quickly surrendered and was taken into custody, deputies said. 

    KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 


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