MIDDLETOWN POLICE DEPT.
On 11/20/2015 at 0025 hours, Officer Morgan was dispatched to the area of Charles Street and Reinartz Blvd. to assist other units on a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Dispatch advised that two black males, one tall, one short, wearing
toboggans and hoodies, first male subject displayed a handgun and took items.
As officers arrived on scene, at approximately 0029 hours, we received a
second call at 1803 Columbia Ave., in reference to another robbery that had
just occurred with the same description. On 11/18/2015 we also had a robbery in the same are with similar descriptions. The victim from Columbia advised that the two male subjects were last seen
running south on Grimes St., from the corner of Grimes and Columbia. At this
time, Officer Morgan deployed his K9 partner, CHASE, to attempt a track of the suspects.
Upon doing so, CHASE immediately assumed good tracking posture, with his nose
to the ground and good four paw tension on the line. He began tracking south
on Grimes, before going east in between houses in the 200-block of Grimes St.
CHASE continued to track south in the alley in the 200-block of Grimes St.
continuing south through the alley, cutting between houses as he crossed
Church St. The track then crossed over North Ave. to an alley between North
and Casper. CHASE then pulled indicating the scent of human odor, west
through the alley, back towards Grimes St. CHASE then tracked to the front of
118 N. Grimes St., at which time his head came up facing the residence as he
began to air scent a subject entering the back door. At this time, the track came to an end at this residence, with Officers making contact with subjects inside. We immediately identified two subjects one being a juvenile and the other an adult who matched the description given from the robberies.
With the successful track both subjects were charged with three counts of armed robbery and one hand gun was recovered. This assisted us in solving three robbery cases that had occurred during a three day period and most likely would have continued if Officer Morgan and his canine partner Chase had not been successful.