Police Pup Helps Locate Runaway Cobleskill Prisoner

Photo: NY DEC

A K-9 member of the DEC is credited with helping catch an escaped prisoner.

Cobleskill Police asked the DEC for help after they say Kenneth T. Meyers escaped out a back door of the police station and fled into dense fields along Mineral Springs Road.  

Officers ran after Meyers but were unable to find him due to darkness, heavy fog and rain. 

About four hours into the search, K-9 Shamey picked up a scent and found Meyers hiding in a field close to I-88.  

Meyers, who had been arrested for an alleged assault was taken into custody without incident.

A 9-year-old German Shepherd born in the Czech Republic, Shamey has been in service for the DEC for eight years and is trained in the detection of wildlife crimes, like tracking deer poachers, but also excels in finding hidden evidence, tracking criminals, and assisting other agencies around the Capital District.

Shamey is named after former ECO Lt. Bill Shamey.

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