Authorities Friday evening combed the area of of the State Botanical Garden on South Milledge Avenue.
K-9 search teams from Oconee County Friday assisted University of Georgia Police in the hunt for an attempted rape suspect in Athens near the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. A man armed with a knife threatened to rape a woman as she walked on one of the trails but she was able to break free and seek help, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. The woman called UGA Police around 4:20 p.m. to report the incident, according to the newspaper. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Oconee County Sheriff's Office sent out a Nixle alert advising that K-9s were deployed and patrol deputies were assisting with the search. Athens-Clarke County Police were also involved, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. Authorities gave the following description of the …
Oconee, Barrow and Gwinnett locations are hosting the dogs and their human partners this week.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Northeast Georgia K-9 units have been used this year to search for a stabbing suspect in Barrow County, track down car thieves in Oconee, seek a fugitive in Loganvile, search for a robbery suspect in Lawrenceville, and sniff out a stash of marijuana during a traffic stop in Dacula, among other efforts. This week, the region's four-legged law enforcement officers and their human handlers are preparing together for certification at locations in Oconee, Barrow and Gwinnett counties, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. The K-9 units were practicing tracking and takedowns at a farm in western Oconee County on Tuesday and were moving westward later in the week ahead of certification with the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association. …