Posted: Sep 4, 2013 2:54 PM by KATC
Updated: Sep 4, 2013 3:02 PM
K-9 "Caro" has been added to the Crowley Police Department Street Crimes Unit team to help fight street level crime problems.
"Caro" is a dual purpose Belgian Malinois, which has just finished a month long training and certification course with his handler" stated Chief of Police KP Gibson. "Caro has been certified in narcotics detection as well as tracking human odor. He has also been certified in apprehension as well" stated Chief Gibson.
Caro and his handler, along with members of the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) hit the street last night as a team. During his first evening, Caro was immediately utilized to perform his duties. Officers with SCU observed a drug transaction occur in the area of West 2nd Street. According to Gibson, officer's attempted to make a traffic stop when the suspect vehicle fled from officers. After a felony pursuit of the suspects, the vehicle abruptly stopped and one of the occupants fled on foot.
"Caro's handler gave multiple commands to the suspect to stop at which time he continued to flee. After the warnings, Caro was put into action where he apprehended the suspect who was fleeing" stated Chief Gibson. "Caro did the job we were asking him to do. The suspect is in custody and our officers are safe. We were able to recover marijuana from the suspect as well as recover a stolen semi-automatic handgun from the streets of Crowley. Not bad for his first day at work" stated Chief Gibson.
Arrested were: Irving Comeaux, 35 of Crowley / Detron Lambert, 18 of Crowley / Jason Ceasar, 36 of Crowley. Lambert was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Comeaux was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Resisting Arrest & Ceasar was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
Irving Comeaux, 35 of Crowley
Detron Lambert, 18 of Crowley
Jason Ceasar, 36 of Crowley