Lynnwood police dog sniffs out burglary suspect

Officer Cole Langdon and Buddy helped track down the burglary suspect

A Lynnwood police dog tracked a burglary suspect right to the back of an Edmonds police car.

Yesterday afternoon someone was seen breaking into a home in the 7900 block of 227th Place W. A neighbor described the burglar to 911 and said he had fled from the house.

Officers arrived shortly after and found a likely suspect a few blocks from the victim’s home. He was put into a police car but complained about being overheated, so he removed his shirt and set it nearby.

A Lynnwood police K-9 unit also responded and began tracking the burglar’s scent.  Moments later, the dog followed the scent directly to the car containing the suspect. He even snatched up the man’s shirt from where it had been laying.

The witness then positively identified the 26-year-old suspect. Police also found items stolen from the home in his possession.

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