K9 officer helps track down breaking-and-entering suspect

Posted at 7:13 PM, Feb 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-01 22:07:51-05

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — A police dog helped track down a fleeing suspect following an investigation Sunday.

St. Joseph Township Police initially responded to a report of suspicious people looking into vehicles on Oxford Street when an officer found some curious footprints in the snow.

The prints were fresh and went around several vehicles that were parked in residential driveways.  The officer found fresh tire tracks as well, which led him to a vehicle that was parked. One woman was inside.

A male subject was then seen running from the area/ Here, K9 Officer Pokky helped track down the subject through two miles of snow.

A 21-year-old male suspect was found and arrested on charges of breaking and entering of motor vehicles.

The following biography of Pokky is available on the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department’s website:

Pokky is a 4 year old Belgain Malinios from Holland. He is extremely driven to deter crime and cannot stand drug use, people who do harm to others, and outright malicious intent. Pokky is trained in the detection of narcotics, tracking, and apprehension. Pokky loves his Kong toy and gets extremely excited to go to work. When he is relaxing, he loves to go for walks, visiting with children, and playing fetch.
Pokky is currently partnered up with Deputy Thomas Dyer.