PSLPD Patrol Dogs find three discarded guns.
On July 7, 2017 at 3:10 am, Port St. Lucie Police Officer Robbie Gibbins attempted to stop a car for a traffic violation at SW Lakehurst Drive and SW Bayshore Boulevard. Officer Gibbins attempted to stop the car. He then witnessed someone throw what he believed to be a handgun out of the car’s window. This happened in the area of SW Kilpatrick and SW Lakehurst Drive. Officer Gibbins made the decision to not pursue the car in an attempt to find the object thrown out of the car.
Officer Gibbins deployed his K-9 partner Dingo and conducted a search of the area. K-9 Dingo found the gun allowing Officer Gibbins to take it off the streets.
On July 10, 2017, Port St. Lucie Police were investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of SW California Boulevard. During the investigation of the shooting, police pursued a car believed to be involved in the shooting. Police apprehended the suspect in this case but did not initially recover the gun used in the shooting. Police Officer William Harris and his K-9 partner Oliver retraced the route of the car chase and K-9 Oliver subsequently located a Glock 19, 9mm handgun in a patch of high grass in the 500 block of SW Fairway Avenue.
On July 12, 2017, police detectives passed on information that there was possibly a second gun related to the drive-by shooting. Officer Will Harris along with his K-9 partner Oliver again went to the 500 block of SW Fairway Avenue. K-9 Oliver found the second gun, a Taurus 9mm.
Through the hard work, excellent training, and perseverance of the Officers and their K-9 partners, Port St. Police was able to take the unsecured guns off the streets.