Runaway MCSO drug dog returned to deputy - Tucson News Now

UPDATE

Runaway MCSO drug dog returned to deputy

"Sham" is a yellow lab mix. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) "Sham" is a yellow lab mix. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office launched a nearly 24-hour "doghunt" Saturday to find one of its narcotics detection K9 officers that escaped from his handler on Saturday.

"Sham" managed to get out of a deputy's backyard in the area of Sossaman and Baseline on Saturday at about 10:45 p.m., MCSO said in a statement. 

Spokesman Joaquin Enriquez said the dog has escaped before but has always come back quickly. When he did not return home by Sunday afternoon, the sheriff's office alerted the media to enlist the public's help in finding the dog.

Sham was located Sunday evening just before 7 p.m. and returned to his handler. The circumstances of his return were not immediately available.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved

  • Local newsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    UPDATE: Sawmill Fire now 94% contained as more crews released

    UPDATE: Sawmill Fire now 94% contained as more crews released

    Sunday, April 30 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-05-01 03:34:14 GMT

    Latest from officials - As of Sunday evening fire officials reported that the Sawmill fire is at 46,991 acres and is now 94% contained. 

    Latest from officials - As of Sunday evening fire officials reported that the Sawmill fire is at 46,991 acres and is now 94% contained. 

  • Vigil held in New Mexico for Tucson child abuse victim

    Vigil held in New Mexico for Tucson child abuse victim

    Sunday, April 30 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-05-01 01:47:41 GMT
    Source: Tucson News Now viewerSource: Tucson News Now viewer

    A vigil in Deming, New Mexico sent love and support Saturday night all the way to Tucson where a little girl is recovering from what police believe to be child abuse. 

    A vigil in Deming, New Mexico sent love and support Saturday night all the way to Tucson where a little girl is recovering from what police believe to be child abuse. 

  • Firefighters head home after week-long Sawmill Fire fight

    Firefighters head home after week-long Sawmill Fire fight

    Sunday, April 30 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-04-30 23:51:19 GMT

    You would think the time on the front lines got the best of Louis Mirabelli. He has spent a week fighting the Sawmill Fire, since the first 911 call came in southeast of Green Valley on Sunday, April 23, around noon. Since then, he's been sleeping in tents, under the smoky stars, with a regimented three square meals a day. 

    You would think the time on the front lines got the best of Louis Mirabelli. He has spent a week fighting the Sawmill Fire, since the first 911 call came in southeast of Green Valley on Sunday, April 23, around noon. Since then, he's been sleeping in tents, under the smoky stars, with a regimented three square meals a day. 

Powered by Frankly