Police K9 Believed Stolen From Kennel - Cartersville, GA Patch
Police K9 Believed Stolen From Kennel
The 5-year-old male German Shepherd, Riki, described as friendly and not aggressive, is set to be trained to sniff out narcotics.
The K9 officer who last week rallied the community in support of a police dog injured in the line of duty is asking again for our help.
This time, the cause is closer to home. Cartersville resident, former Bartow County Sheriff’s Office drug interdiction deputy and current Doraville Police Department K9 Officer Chris Day believes a police dog residing at his home has been stolen.
Riki, a 5-year-old male German Shepherd, disappeared from the area of Center and Smiley Ingram roads probably sometime between 2 and 6 a.m. Tuesday, Day said. The police dog set to be trained to sniff out drugs most likely could not have opened the kennel’s locking mechanism.
“We searched all day, talked to people, and haven’t found him,” Day said late Tuesday, adding another area resident reported previous thefts of two German Shepherds. “He’s not aggressive toward people at all. He would jump in the car with you if you found him on the side of the road.
“We’re hoping that’s what someone will do—just drop him off and we’ll get him.”
Day said the apparent theft has been reported to local law enforcement authorities. Anyone with information on Riki should call Cartersville-Bartow County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 770-606-8477 or sheriff's officials at 770-382-5050