Bloodhound K-9 Unit Recognized For Suspects' Arrests

The Heaven Scent Search and Rescue team is becoming a household name around Tyrone Borough and the Alleghenies.

Dianne and Mike Thees found the group back in 2007.

Their dogs Noah and Luke were back in the spotlight this past week as they helped Tyrone and state police arrest three suspects in a rash of burglaries.

Police arrested Timothy Bogel, 18, Thursday morning after they learned he was staying at a friend's house in the borough.

Officers arrested the two juveniles at a home in the 600 block of Washington Avenue Wednesday. Police had issued a search warrant for the home last week. Inside they found evidence that they said linked the teens to the seven burglaries from the past week.

Thieves struck Puff & Snuff and Cowfer's Custom Design in Tyrone on Oct. 21. In the same night, Tyrone Sandwich and Six Pack Shop, Jeano's Pizzeria and the Bottle Shop in Snyder Township were also burglarized. State Police are investigating those shops.

Sunday, thieves struck Rossi's Corner Store off Old Route 220.

Tuesday morning, thieves burglarized the Snappy's in Snyder Township.

The Theeses allow people to pet Noah and Luke when they're out walking or doing demonstrations. They said it helps with socializing the dogs.

However, when they're wearing their harnesses, they said people need to give them distance because the dogs are at work.

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