Waldron Police Department’s K-9 Officer Pepe and his handler, Officer Omar Gonzalez have had a busy month. The pair have managed to capture two criminals who have long eluded the police.
“We had been looking for this guy for a while,” stated Gonzalez. “We got a tip that he was in the Boles area. On Monday, we finally caught him.”
On scene, Gonzalez announced his presence with a K-9 officer over the PA system. The suspect was then taken into custody without further incident.
In an earlier arrest, Pepe assisted in capturing a suspect who was hidden in a trailer house. “He was hid in a cubby hole,” Gonzalez said. Pepe sniffed him out, and Officer Gonzalez was able to make the arrest.
“Two arrests within a few weeks is outstanding,” said Waldron City Attorney Mark Johnson. “If you see officer Gonzalez be sure you thank him for the work he is doing.”
Who were the two people the k-9 helped with?