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Police focused on reversing rise of property crimes fueled by drug users


Last updated 11/15/2017 at Noon

The chances of becoming a victim of a property crime in Mill Creek is less than half than other areas of Washington, but that is still too much for Police Chief Greg Elwin.

Elwin made an impassioned presentation to members of the City Council in October to request that the new dog chosen to replace the city’s first-and-only K-9 unit be trained to sniff out drugs and other contraband. Elwin is hoping to have the new dog and his police partner ready to go into service when the department’s current canine, Rasko, reaches the end of his service life in 2019.

The chief explained to the cou...

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