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September 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM
UPDATE AT 4:08 P.M.: Duke has been found safe. The dog wandered into a lady’s backyard and she recognized him from the media coverage and called him by his name and he responded, police said.
He is in good health and back with his handler.
ORIGINAL POST: Lakewood police say that “Duke,” a department narcotics dog, escaped from his handler’s home during the thunderstorms that hit the region yesterday.Police have been searching for Duke, but haven’t found him.
Duke, a 10 1/2-year-old Labrador/retriever mix, has been with the department for more than six years. The dog, who is microchipped, chewed his way out of his kennel near 208th Street and the Mountain Highway in Pierce County.
Anyone with information is asked to dial 911. Duke is not considered dangerous, police said.
January 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM
A Seattle police dog nabbed an assault suspect early today near Seattle Children’s hospital.
The man had eluded police the night before, after he allegedly assaulted his wife in an altercation at about 9 p.m. at the hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way Northeast. The man fled before officers arrived, and a search of the area was fruitless.
The suspect later called his wife and threatened to kill himself, then returned to the hospital. Hospital staff ordered him to leave. At 2:19 a.m. a nearby resident called to report a prowler in his yard in the 4500 block of Northeast 50th Street.
A canine unit had already been tracking the man, and officers quickly located the suspect in a backyard. The man scaled the fence and ran, but the dog brought him to ground.
The man was arrested and booked into King County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence assault.
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