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K-9 Xander Tracks and Captures Trespassing Suspect (Photo) - 09/08/14
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, at about 10:30 pm, BCSO Deputies were dispatched to the area of Chip Ross Park because firefighters had discovered an illegal camp near the area of a large fire from the day before.

Fire crews were still in the area putting out small parts of the fire. A BCSO Deputy contacted one of the campers, John Reno Cerruti. During the investigation the deputy discovered that John Cerruti was in possession of methamphetamine and when confronted he sprinted away from the deputy. The deputy began to chase John Cerruti, however lost track of him in the brush.

BCSO K-9 Xander was called to the scene and immediately tracked John Cerruti to a yard of a house in the 2600 block of NW Century Drive. Hidden in brush, deputies had to pull Cerruti out as kicking and rolling his body in an attempt to flee. While trying to take Cerruti into custody Cerruti attempted to kick K-9 Xander in the face and K-0 handler Deputy Goller, in the legs. Recognizing the threst K-9 Xander bit Cerruti's calf, causing a small laceration.

The deputies were able to handcuff him, provide medical assistance,and transport him to the Benton County Jail, where he was charged with the following crimes: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Criminal Trespass x2, Resisting Arrest, Escape III, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Tampering with Evidence.

"Canines are invaluable tool that prove their value everyday. We find many suspects that we normally would not have," said Sheriff Scott Jackson. BCSO K-9's are purchased through community donations. If you are interested in supporting BCSO's K-9 program, tax deductible donations can be made through the Sheriff's Foundation.
Deputy Goller w/ Xander
Deputy Goller w/ Xander
Benton County's Newest Deputy Hits The Road. (Photo) - 09/04/14
The Benton County Sheriff's Office welcomed their newest member, and second K-9, "Xander". The handler, Deputy Greg Goller, attended a 240-hour basic academy course with Xander. This included obedience training, bite work, tracking, and verbal commands.

Xander is a three-year-old German Shephard Dog, born in the Netherlands. He is titled in Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging (KNPV), the Royal Dutch Police Dog Association and received extremely high scores in testing.

In the month he has been on patrol, Xander has been deployed 15 times. Xander's first capture occurred when he located a female who had run from a traffic stop near Monroe. That capture resulted in the seizure of a firearm, ammunition, and more than two pounds of methamphetamine.
Xander was bought with proceeds from last year's Chili Cook Off event. Approximately $12,000 was collected through the Sheriff's Foundation for the acquisition of Xander.

Sheriff Jackson is extremely pleased with the new addition. "We have had incredible support from the community for our Office and our K-9 program". "We have local organizations such as the Corvallis Elks frequently check in to offer their support to ensure the K-9 program is successful".

Xander will make his first public appearance at the Benton County Sheriff's Office Annual Chili Cook-off this Sunday.
Attached Media Files: Deputy Goller w/ Xander
Deputy Goller w/ Xander
Deputy Goller w/ Xander
Benton County's Newest Deputy Hits The Road. (Photo) - 09/04/14
The Benton County Sheriff's Office welcomed their newest member, and second K-9, "Xander". The handler, Deputy Greg Goller, attended a 240-hour basic academy course with Xander. This included obedience training, bite work, tracking, and verbal commands.

Xander is a three-year-old German Shephard Dog, born in the Netherlands. He is titled in Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging (KNPV), the Royal Dutch Police Dog Association and received extremely high scores in testing.

In the month he has been on patrol, Xander has been deployed 15 times. Xander's first capture occurred when he located a female who had run from a traffic stop near Monroe. That capture resulted in the seizure of a firearm, ammunition, and more than two pounds of methamphetamine.
Xander was bought with proceeds from last year's Chili Cook Off event. Approximately $12,000 was collected through the Sheriff's Foundation for the acquisition of Xander.

Sheriff Jackson is extremely pleased with the new addition. "We have had incredible support from the community for our Office and our K-9 program". "We have local organizations such as the Corvallis Elks frequently check in to offer their support to ensure the K-9 program is successful".

Xander will make his first public appearance at the Benton County Sheriff's Office Annual Chili Cook-off this Sunday.
Attached Media Files: Deputy Goller w/ Xander