Photo'd Officer Corie Joerger and K-9 Basko
According the Petaluma Police Department, Officer Corie Joerger has been a K-9 handler with PPD since 2009 and was named “2014 Petaluma Police Officer of the Year” partly due to her team work with Basko which resulted in the seizure of 4 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 pound of cocaine, 10 pounds of marijuana and over $275,000 in cash in 2013.
As reported in a press release yesterday evening this incident happened on Wednesday May 6, 2015.
On 5/6/2015 at approximately 3:32 PM, K-9 Officer Corie Joerger was patrolling in the 800 block of Petaluma Blvd. North. Officer Joerger observed Shane Kee, riding his bicycle towards her vehicle. Officer Joerger was aware Kee was a wanted felon and currently had 3 outstanding arrest warrants for his arrest. Officer Joerger was also aware Kee has been arrested in the past for weapons violations. Kee had fled from Petaluma officers on May 5, 2015, the previous evening and eluded arrest.
Officer Joerger stopped her vehicle and ordered Kee to stop. Kee immediately fled from Officer Joerger. Officer Joerger pursued Kee into a parking lot, where he dropped his bicycle and continued fleeing on foot. Kee ran toward the rear of the parking lot, out of Officer Joerger’s view. Based on Kee’s warrants and his history of weapons charges, K-9 Officer Joerger removed her canine partner “Basko” from her vehicle to search for Kee. “Basko” located Kee hiding under a truck in the rear of the parking lot, concealing his hands. K-9 Officer Joerger ordered Kee several times to show his hands and surrender, Kee refused. Officer Joerger was forced to use “Basko” to assist in the apprehension of Kee.
Kee received medical treatment for minor injuries he received during his arrest. Kee was later booked into Sonoma County Jail for 3 outstanding arrest warrants and resisting arrest. Kee is being held on a No Bail hold.
Good job to Officer Joreger and Basko!
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