Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In the News: K-9 Tracks, Apprehends Suspect Fleeing From Merrimac Police

 We love good dog stories, especially ones about police dogs that corner thugs- just like this one from New Hampshire!

K-9 Tracks, Apprehends Suspect Fleeing From Merrimac Police

A New Hampshire man arrested Monday night ran from police, but couldn’t quite escape an intrepid K-9 named Herc.
During a routine patrol, Merrimac police officer Robert Coppola ran the license plate of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that turned out to be registered to Jason Thompson, 38, of Newton, N.H.—who was wanted on five felony warrants out of Massachusetts. 
    The car pulled into a random driveway on Bear Hill Road, where a male passenger told Coppola that Thompson, who had been driving, was his brother. Thompson had parked the Jeep and taken off into the woods when he saw the cruiser.
An Amesbury police officer and the Salisbury K-9 unit responded to Coppola’s call for backup. Coppola and the K-9 unit pursued Thompson, who had climbed up a pine tree, but fell out of it when Herc spotted him and began to bark.
Police say Thompson then “unwisely tried to outrun Herc and was quickly apprehended by him.” He was treated by EMTs but refused additional medical attention.
     Of the arrest, Merrimac Police Chief Eric M. Shears said, “It was an excellent all-around effort.”
Thompson, who was held without bail at the Middleton House of Corrections on Monday night, faced the following warrants, according to Merrimac Police:
• Possession of class A and C drugs (Boston)
• Receiving stolen property (motor vehicle) and possession of class C and E drugs (Boston)
• Operating with a suspended license and marked lanes violations (Reading Police/Woburn District Court)
• Larceny over $250 and trespassing (Reading Police/Woburn District Court)
• Operator of a motor vehicle refusing to identify self, operating with a suspended license, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle (Natick Police/Natick District Court)
Merrimac police also charged Thompson with operating with a suspended license, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct stemming from Monday night’s incident.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
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Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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