Two good pinches in one week with two of our dogs that just completed training at our Edisto Island Facility. This training is real and gets real results. Great job to San Bernardino Deputies Mike Mason and K9 Deja and Ryan Girard and K9 Dare. Hounds by Boulder Creek Bloodhounds, Kent and Sandy Stuart.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
strong Arm Robbery/Bloodhound Apprehension by Dare handled By Deputy Ryan Girard
11200 Block of Baseline Road, Rancho
Arrested Suspect: Smith, Darius, 20 year old male; resident of Rancho Cucamonga
On the above date and time a man, who was later identified as Darius Smith, went into a convenience store and demanded the clerk refund his money on an item he purchased earlier. The clerk declined and explained store policy prevented her from allowing the refund. This angered Smith and he stole two other items as he walked out of the business. The clerk followed him and tried to use her cell phone to take a photo of Smith’s car’s license plate. When Smith saw her do this, he charged her and struck her arm causing her phone to come out of her hand. A Good Samaritan saw what was happening and he yelled at Smith which stopped the attack. Smith ran away, leaving the stolen items behind. Deputy Ryan Girard and his bloodhound partner, Dare, came to the scene to help locate Smith. Dare gathered Smith’s scent from the stolen items and quickly went to work, trailing the scent from the store, across Milliken Avenue, through another store parking lot, then into a residential area. A short distance into the neighborhood, Dare indicated the subject was nearby. Deputies converged and gave verbal commands. Smith was hiding in some nearby shrubbery and surrendered without further incident. Dare’s ability to discriminate human scent and trail the scent over pavement, asphalt and landscaped areas proved to save many man hours of searching and resulted in the apprehension of a suspected violent thief. Smith was booked at the West Valley Detention Center.
Date/Time: 11/19/13 at 2:00 am
Location: 11400 block of 4th Street, Rancho Cucamonga
Suspect(s): Castillo, Geovanny, 30-year old resident of Rialto
Victim(s): Avis Rental Cars
SummaryOn Tuesday, November 19th, deputies from the Major Enforcement Team of the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department were conducting surveillance in and around the area of 4th Street in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, due to an increase in reports of stolen third seat thefts occuring in that area. Deputies Justin Long and Narcie Sousa watched as a man, later identified as the suspect, Geovanny Castillo, brake into a 2013 GMC Yukon and remove the 3rd row seats.
As the deputies approached Castillo, he ran and hid from them. Deputy Mike Mason and his bloodhound partner, Deja, were requested and responded to the location. Deja was presented with articles containing the suspect’s scent and within minutes led deputies to where Castillo was hiding.
Castillo was arrested without further incident.
Deputies Long and Sousa located additional stolen third row seats in Castillo’s car.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com
Refer: Deputy Justin Long
Station: Rancho Cucamonga
Phone No. 909-477-2800
Case No. 111313291