K-9 leads Washington deputies to vehicle theft suspect

Thurston County Sheriff's Office said its K-9, Jaxx, helped track down a vehicle theft suspect.

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Thurston County Sheriff's Office said its K-9, Jaxx, helped track down a vehicle theft suspect.

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

According to a Monday Facebook post from the Sheriff's Office, the driver of a stolen vehicle fled on foot from a traffic stop in Lacey, Washington.

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Officials said Jaxx, the K-9, 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.

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