Aberdeen and Hoquiam Police Assisted by Electronic-Sniffing K9 During Child Pornography Investigation

The Aberdeen Police Department searched a Hoquiam home Monday for evidence of child pornography with the assistance of an electronics sniffing dog they recovered several devices that may store the illegal material.

When devices today can be smaller than the printed-word “devices,” detectives can use ever upper hand they can get, even if that’s a paw.

Lieutenant Kevin Darst said in a press release that Aberdeen and Hoquiam Police were assisted by Detective Ian Polhemus from the Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and his K-9 partner, Bear.

Bear, Black Lab
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Bear is a famous electronic sniffing K-9 that Det. Polhemus uses to search for electronic devices that may contain child pornography or other criminal activity. Bear is famous for his part in the case of former Subway pitchman, Jared Fogle.

Bear has been with Det. Polhemus since September of 2015. Det. Polhemus has over seven years working with ICAC and now continues that work with the help of his partner. These type of dogs have been very successful in detecting electronic devices that store criminal activity.

Darst said that Bear delivered, and several devices were recovered during the execution of the search warrant in Hoquiam. The single occupant of the residence was arrested on separate charges. The evidence recovered is being processed and the investigation is on-going.