K-9 leads deputies to vehicle theft suspect

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.

Over the weekend, TCSO Deputy Bagby and K-9 Jaxx assisted Lacey P.D. with the apprehension of a Suspect. A driver of a...

Posted by Thurston County-Sheriff on Monday, March 4, 2019

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