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Kettering officer, K-9 receive awards for efforts in arrest

KETTERING — A Kettering police officer and his K-9 recently received awards for their efforts in assisting Beavercreek police while apprehending a suspect.

Recognized by the U.S. Police Canine Association, Officer Devin Maloney and K-9 Jax were awarded with the June 2018 Catch of the Month and 2nd Quarter 2018 Catch of the Quarter awards, according to a Kettering police press release.

At 4:20 a.m. June 11, the team was dispatched to aid Beavercreek police in searching for a burglary suspect. After a lengthy search that lasted more than an hour, the suspect was apprehended.

The suspect has a lengthy criminal history and was arrested for felony theft, receiving stolen property, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, according to the release.

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