Top dog: Voting underway for Florida Sheriffs Association K9 March Madness Tournament
Which K9 officer is Florida’s top dog? Voting is underway on Facebook for the Florida Sheriffs Association’s K9 March Madness Tournament. The winner of each matchup will continue to the next round, until a “Top Dog” winner is crowned. READ: Orange County K9 deputy Boone dies of cancerThese K9 officers from central Florida are participating: Junny from Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Axe from Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Odin from Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Saro from Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Jax from Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Chico from Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Cersei from Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. You can see each of the participants in the slideshow below, and click here to vote:Photos: K9 March Madness Tournament participantsExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 17 K9 March Madness Tournament (Florida Sheriffs Association)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Police: armed suspect crashes car, attacks K9 officer
MONTVILLE, Conn. — A Connecticut man is facing a list of charges after officers said he crashed his car, threatened officers with a gun, and then attacked a K9 officer that was sent to chase him. >> Read more trending newsIn a Facebook post, Connecticut State Police in Montville said they went to assist at the scene where a car had crashed into a guardrail. That prompted troopers to send a K9 officer into the woods after the suspect. Troopers said Presley Almanzar-DeJesus attacked the K9 when it reached him, punching the animal and trying to gouge its eyes, WFSB reported. Almanzar-DeJesus was charged with 14 crimes, including cruelty to animals, and his bond was set at $250,000, WTIC reported.wftv.com
Wisconsin authorities say they shot a man connected to Chicago homicide. Police dog is also wounded in shootout at Kenosha County gas station.
Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies have shot and wounded a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle connected to a Chicago homicide, officials said Thursday.chicagotribune.com
Connecticut police arrest two men carrying 420 lbs of marijuana
(CNN) - Two men who were stopped in a truck containing 420 pounds of marijuana are under arrest, thanks to Connecticut State Troopers and a K9 unit that's winning praise for sniffing it all out. The truck was stopped Friday while it was headed southbound on Interstate 95, in Darien. The two suspects, 23-year-old Vahe Manjikian and 27-year-old Kevin Conrado of Los Angeles, have been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Manjikian was driving the truck and Conrado was the passenger. Laura Ly contributed to this reportThe-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.