Mason County: Sheriff's K-9 unit track down armed robbery suspect

lpemberton@theolympian.comApril 21, 2014 

Couresy photo of Mason County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Birklid and K-9 Jano.

MASON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Mason County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Birklid and his K-9 partner Jano tracked down a suspect from an armed burglary at about 4 a.m. Monday in Shelton, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

The pair were dispatched to the 2500 block of Lacrosse Court, Shelton, to assist the Shelton Police Department, after somebody was seen entering a home through a window.

“The intruder pointed a firearm at the homeowner, and then he fled the area while discharging his pistol,” detective William Adam wrote. “The homeowner was not hurt.”

According to the news release:  

Birklid and Jano began a track, and found some items of clothing a few blocks away that the homeowner identified as belonging to the intruder. They continued to their track into the woods, and found the suspect, who was later transported to Mason General Hospital to be treated for a dog bit.

Birklid and Jano also located a firearm and items believed to have been taken from a vehicle in the area. 

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