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Suffern K-9 Patriot Helps Track Down Drug Suspect

Suffern police, with the help of K-9 unit Patriot, came to the aid of law enforcement colleagues in neighboring Mahwah, N.J., Thursday who were chasing a drug suspect.
Suffern police, with the help of K-9 unit Patriot, came to the aid of law enforcement colleagues in neighboring Mahwah, N.J., Thursday who were chasing a drug suspect. Photo Credit: Suffern Police Department

SUFFERN, N.Y. – Suffern police K-9 Patriot helped his two-footed comrades capture a drug suspect on Thursday, authorities said.

Patriot’s handler Police Officer Lou Venturini, and Suffern Detective Anne Cawley, were called on to assist police in neighboring Mahwah, N.J., who were chasing the suspect by foot in the vicinity of Franklin Turnpike.

Officers from Ramsey, N.J., and Upper Saddle River, N.J., also assisted in the suspect’s capture.

Patriot helped track the unidentified man through a wooded area into a residential neighbor where he was found hiding in a storm sewer drain, police said.

The suspect surrendered without incident, police said.

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