Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stolen van, high-speed chase, hiding suspects sniffed out by "Janyk"

"A wanted parolee was arrested by Pacifica police Sunday after leading them on a high-speed chase up the Peninsula to San Francisco, authorities said. Dennis Paulo, 45, was arrested on felony vehicle theft charges after leading authorities on a chase in a stolen van from Pacifica to San Francisco, Pacifica Police Capt. Daniel Steidle said. Authorities also discovered that  Paulo was out of custody on parole and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  ....  Paulo was booked into San Mateo County Jail on charges of resisting arrest and evading police with a disregard for public safety, Steidle said. Taylor, a Daly City resident, was booked and later released for resisting arrest, Steidle said."  "Pacifica police chase ends with arrest of San Francisco parolee."  San Mateo County Times/Erin Ivie, 11/19/13.

"Janyk" Pacifica police dog
gift of the Rotary Club of Pacifica,
partnered with Officer Chris Serrano
Related article comments - the important role of a good police dog.  

"A San Francisco Parolee arrested after chase in stolen Van.  At around 9:30 a.m., officers spotted a Ford Aerostar van in the 200 block of Gateway Drive that had been reported stolen out of San Francisco on Thursday, according to Pacifica police. .... Police K-9 “Janyk” was deployed to help search for the two suspects, and eventually Paolo was found hiding in a storage shed in the 100 block of Farallones Avenue, police said."  CBS 5 KPIX/KCBS AM, 11/20/13.  

"Pacifica police dog 'Janyk' found the suspect, who ditched the car in San Fancisco and fled on foot." "Pacifica police nab parolee-at-large after vehicle pursuit."   Pacifica Patch/Christa Bigue Editor, 11/19/13.  

"A wanted parolee who led police on a chase in Pacifica last weekend could not run from a K-9 named Janyk, police said. ....  The officer deployed his K-9 partner, Janyk, to sniff out the suspects. The pooch found Paulo in a storage shed in the 100 block of Farallones Street in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Taylor was found hiding nearby hiding under a residential porch on Lobos Street. She was cited for resisting arrest, Steidle said."  "Pacifica police dog sniffs out fleeing SF parolee."  San Francisco Examiner/Mike Aldax, 11/20/13.    

Reference - City of Pacifica, "Police Canine Program"...  "In April 2011, the Rotary Club of Pacifica purchased another canine for the City of Pacifica.  This Canine, "Janyk" (Yahnik) is partnered with Officer Cris Serrano.   "Janyk" and Officer Serrano currently patrol the streets of Pacifica looking to take a "bite out of crime" The Pacifica Police Department canine unit has been an important asset since its inception. The canine teams have been responsible for hundreds of arrests, many of which involved a canine locating hidden suspects who otherwise would have avoided detection if not for the keen nose and ears of a police dog."   Note: photograph from this article. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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