Ajax is a drug-sniffing dog partnered with Sheriff's Officer Joseph Cruz.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office has announced a new member of the department's K-9 team. Ajax is a former seeing-eye dog who was trained over 14 weeks at the Essex County K-9 Training Academy, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. Ajax was trained to recognize the scent of marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin and hash through a process known as "drug imprinting," described as follows by the Sheriff's Office: "Drug imprinting is a process by which the dog is trained to associate the scent of a drug with “play”. The dog must be highly motivated to play with his trainer for hours at a time. When he goes out on a call, his instinct is to detect the scent of drugs which he associates with play. If he finds it, he is then …
After running and then canoeing away, two of the suspects were caught after police, and the K-9 unit, tracked them down.
East Brunswick Police charged three men with burglary and conspiracy after they allegedly broke into a South Drive residence Friday, and then fled on foot, and then by canoe, before being apprehended Police said that Jorge Guevara, 31, of Jamaica, N.Y., Carlos Parra, 31, of Elmhurst, N.Y., and Celso Aragon-Mina, 29, of Corona, N.Y., fled the scene after several police units responded at approximately 4 p.m. to a report of an attempted burglary in progress. According to police, a neighbor said he saw two males get out of a car that had New York plates and enter the backyard of the home. A third male that was driving away in the vehicle was immediately detained and later taken into custody once police arrived. However, the two remaining …