Orange K-9 Team Will Compete in K-9 Olympics

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Officer Chris Brown and K-9 Loki

Jon Nowinski and his team from the Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service – EARS, which owns and operates the state’s ONLY Animal Ambulance, invite everyone to come out for the 27th annual Connecticut K-9 Olympics at 285 Shaker Road, Enfield, on Saturday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

EARS will be on hand providing both Veterinary Medical standby as well as information about its K9 Critical Care Program for those attending. This is an awesome event where the public has the chance to see K9s and their handlers in action as they compete through several different aspects demonstrating their work.
Units from all across the region come out for this event, and it is not to be missed! Orange Police Officer Chris Brown and his dog Loki will compete.
The event will consist of a competition in a “round robin”* setting. Areas of competition will be obedience, obstacles, and an apprehension drill, building search with simulated “shots” fired, and a K-9 alert search.

35 Law Enforcement K-9 Teams will compete. After the “games” awards will be given out to the top teams in each of the following categories:

Criminal Apprehension
Top Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Most Experienced Handler
Most Experienced K-9
Also on site, law enforcement displays, Vendors with K-9 related items for sale and food, drinks, and snacks for sale.
While you’re there, be sure to drop by the EARS Critical Care Animal Ambulance for some handouts and snag your items from the K9 Support Program.
This event takes place rain or shine! For complete information visit their website at http://k9-olympics.police.uconn.edu/

ALL Proceeds to be donated to Hometown Foundation Special Olympics, Shriners, CT Chip’s  and other “Police related” charities to be announced prior to this year’s event.

Police K9 Apprehends Suspect After A Dramatic Nov. 29 Incident

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Orange Live posted a notice about Loki’s accomplishment on our Facebook Page just 45 minutes after the incident. 

Officers responded to the Kohl’s store on Bull Hill Lane regarding a shoplifting complaint on Nov. 29 at 8:33 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that the suspect had allegedly taken  $347 worth of clothing and bedding from the shelves and left the store without attempting to pay.

As officers arrived, they saw Ashely Staggers, 24, of 152 Greenwood St, New Haven, enter a vehicle, so they boxed it in with their cruisers.

You can't outrun Loki

You can’t outrun Loki

One officer attempted to make an apprehension, but Staggers reversed her vehicle into the cruiser behind her, then drove forward into the cruiser in front, causing the officer to jump onto the hood of her car to avoid being struck. That officer fell off the vehicle after impact. The suspect then rammed the cruiser behind her a second time, and was able to exit the parking lot by driving over traffic ‘islands’ and curbs.

Officers then found the suspect’s disabled car a short distance away at different store, crashed in the parking lot. She was observed trying to run away along Route One. She refused officers’ commands to stop, so Officer Christopher Brown deployed his K-9 partner Loki to make the apprehension. Loki stopped Staggers, and she was subsequently taken into custody and chargedwith first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of a shoplifting device, interfering with an officer, sixth-degree larceny, criminal attempt to assault a public safety officer, possession of less than 1/2 oz of marijuana, 2 counts of evading responsibility of a motor vehicle accident, reckless driving, disobeying an officer’s signal and driving without a license.

Officers found Staggers in possession of a small amount of marijuana, and also learned that the New Haven Police held a warrant for her arrest.

She was held on $45,000 bond for arraignment in Derby Court on Nov. 30.

NOTE: Three Orange Police Cruisers were damaged in November by suspects attempting to flee.