SPD: Maximus The K-9 Catches Burglar - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SPD: Maximus The K-9 Catches Burglar

SPD NEWS RELEASE: On Monday at approximately 11:13 pm Spokane Police Officer Michael Russo and K-9 Officer Paul Gorman responded to a possible Burglary in progress in the N. 5000 block of Lacey. The complainant reported hearing someone inside the vacant house.

When the officers arrived on scene, they saw a broken out window and heard peopled in side.  Officer Russo then saw a male throw a furnace motor out a window. He then ordered this male to come outside, but the male instead ran back into the house. 

Officer Gorman brought his Police K-9 Maximus to an entrance to announce his presence and order the suspect out of the building. Just as he started his announcement, a suspect fled out a side door. Officer Russo gave chase, and when the suspect attempted to scale a six-foot fence, Officer Gorman sent Maximus to apprehend the suspect. The suspect, later identified as Arlynne M. Ellicot, 21, briefly fought with Maximus, and then was taken into custody.

Ellicott was questioned about any other suspects inside but refused to answer. Officers noticed a very large kitchen knife that had been discarded on the stairs to the basement. Officer Gorman made multiple announcements for anyone inside the house to come out or the K-9 would be used to search and apprehend them. There was no response. Maximus was released to search the house and shortly found another suspect, Bryant T. Graham, 38, hiding in the basement. Graham was taken into custody without incident.  Graham refused to identify any other suspects in the house.

Officer Gorman again made multiple announcements for any remaining suspects to surrender, but there was no response. Maximus was released to search again. This time, he found Harry D. Lashbrook, 47, hiding in the attic under some insulation and he too was taken into custody. No other suspects were found.

Ellicott, Graham, and Lashbrook were transported by officers to a local hospital for treatment of their K-9 contacts and then booked into the Spokane County Jail. Each was booked on one count for Residential Burglary and one count of First Degree Malicious Mischief.

This incident illustrates how quick and effective Police K-9's are. Police K-9's can perform a search quicker, more thoroughly, and more safely than their human counterparts.

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