'Traffic' stop: New K-9 helps nab Chilton County burglary suspect

'Traffic' stop: New K-9 helps nab Chilton County burglary suspect

CHILTON CO., AL (WSFA) - Call it a 'Traffic' stop. The Chilton County Sheriff's Office's new K-9 deputy, Traffic, put his tracking skills to the test early Thursday morning and busted a burglary suspect.

Traffic, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was on the case soon after a burglary alarm went off on County Road 54. The first deputy arrived on scene around 4:30 a.m and found a window broken out a garage. Backup was brought in and a search was conducted. No one was found was items were missing from the building, according to the sheriff's office.

While the scene was being processed, another call came in regarding a possible burglary from earlier in the night at a location not far away. Deputies responded and while there were alerted to a call about someone breaking into a barn next door to the first call. The 911 caller told dispatch they saw a man running from their barn.

Traffic was brought in and quickly tracked the suspect, who was found hiding in the barn's loft.

Traffic is trained in narcotic detection and tracking. He and his partner, Corporal McCartney, have worked together for only six 6 months and have made several drug cases so far, the sheriff's office said.

"We are happy to have him on our team."

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