Loveland K9 Officer Saves the Day in Stolen License Plate Case
There's a member of the Loveland Police Department (LPD) that you need to meet — and Styng is his name.
Styng is a part of the Loveland Police Canine Unit. According to the LPD, Styng and his fellow K9 officers — Shadow, Jojo, Pako, and Nazar — work tirelessly to assist police with arrests, narcotics seizures, safety sweeps, criminal tracking, and locating missing persons.
"Each canine is assigned to the individual handler and are sworn Officers of the Loveland Police Department," said LPD. "Currently, the unit has Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherd, and Labrador Retriever breeds in service."
On Monday (Sept. 13), Styng got a special shoutout for his work on a recent case.
In a Facebook post, LPD said that Styng and his handler responded to a suspicious vehicle call after officers determined that the car had a stolen license plate. The male suspect in the case had taken off running — and that's when the K9 officer saved the day.
Styng began to track the suspect and alerted his handler that the perpetrator was hiding in a closed trash can. Thanks to the K9's skills, police safely took the man into custody.
"Officers got into a safe position and called the male out," read the post. "He had multiple warrants including weapons charges and was arrested without incident. Good boy, Styng!"
Styng, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, joined the LPD in February of 2021 after graduating from their K9 Academy. See more of Northern Colorado's K9 officers in the gallery below.