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Auburn’s Newest Police K-9 Makes First Apprehension

AUBURN, ME (August 1, 2022) – The Auburn Police Department’s newest K-9 has only recently completed his patrol certification and is already protecting and serving the community. Deputy Chief Tim Cougle reports that last evening at 12:25AM, emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a female who was believed to be in distress. Officers were able to locate the female at 514 Turner Street. She reported that she had been assaulted by a male subject known to her during a domestic dispute. The assailant was reported to have fled into nearby woods once he knew the police were on their way.

K-9 Brick, Auburn’s newest police dog along with his handler, Officer Andrew Jarman were called to the scene to assist in the search for the suspect.

“Once deployed and given his search command, Brick immediately began to pull officers deep into the woods,” said Cougle. “Brick directed the officers to a large, overturned tree where the suspect was located, crouched down, trying to hide from them.”

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and charged with Felony Domestic Violence Assault and Violating Conditions of Release.

“Without Brick, this suspect would not have been captured so quickly and efficiently, preventing a larger police search of the area,” said Cougle. “He’s a great dog; smart and determined. And Officer Jarman is doing an outstanding job with him. We anticipate years of exceptional work from this K-9 team.”

Brick completed his first level of training, patrol certification, on July 20.

Below: Officer Jarman and Brick.

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