Bellevue K-9 Officers Locate Two Individuals Within an Hour

Bellevue Police K-9 Officers and their four-legged partners were called into action twice within an hour this week, successfully locating the involved individuals in both cases.

Bellevue Police K-9 Ozzy located a car prowl suspect this past Sunday

On Sunday Morning shortly after 2 a.m., a homeowner in the Lake Hills neighborhood returned home to find a man attempting to break into their vehicle. The homeowner chased the suspect a short distance and then called 911. Bellevue Police responded, and created a perimeter around the area. Bellevue Police K-9 Officer Ben Bradley and his K-9 partner Ozzy responded to the call as well. Ozzy was able to locate the suspect a short distance away, hiding in the back yard of a nearby residence. The suspect, a 27-year-old Sammamish resident, was arrested for motor vehicle prowling second degree, malicious mischief third degree, trespass second degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

City of Bellevue Police Dept Annual Report 2018 MRD07113
Bellevue Police K-9 Ghost located a missing person early Sunday morning.

Then, at 3 a.m., Bellevue Police received a report from a homeowner in West Bellevue reporting a man attempting to enter their garage. Officers responded, including Bellevue Police K-9 Officer Ryan Lange and his partner Ghost. A short time later, Ghost located a man matching the description provided by the homeowner. Police discovered that the man had actually been reported as a missing person by his mother earlier that evening after having suffered a mental health crisis. Officers placed the man inside a warm patrol car and had medics respond to evaluate him. The man was later returned to the care his family.

All three Bellevue Police K-9 dogs, Ozzy, Ghost, and Tyr, were purchased with funds provided by the Bellevue Police Foundation. To learn more about the Bellevue Police Foundation, please visit

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