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Dog aids police in solving three burglary cases

Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Thanks to a snooping dog, the Moore County Sheriff’s office was able to help law enforcement officials in Coffee County possibly solve up to three burglary cases last week.

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Moore County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Mike Rainey received a phone call from an individual on Dale Haven Drive who reported that she had recovered a bag of coins and jewelry that she believed to be stolen.

Apparently, a dog at the Dale Haven Drive residence had pulled a bag of jewelry and coins out from under a rock in the back yard. Afterwards, children playing at the residence came in and said they had found treasure.

Treasure indeed.

“Rainey went to the residence and recovered the items. Then on September 18, Mike contacted me and said that he believed the items were stolen here in Coffee County,” said Coffee County Sheriff’s Investigator James Sherrill.

Upon further investigation Sherrill learned that some of the stolen items could be linked to burglaries that had been committed on Prairie Plains Road in Hillsboro, one on Keele Road in Manchester and another from Gowen Road in Manchester.

“This all came from a dog pulling up the bag of jewelry and coins from under a rock in the yard and the children thinking they had found a buried treasure,” Sherrill added.