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Let’s play pet detective at MHS

Does a boxer really box? Is a German shepherd really from Germany? And were Boston terriers disappointed in this year’s Super Bowl loss?

The origins of dog breeds can be fun to delve into.

The boxer breed came into existence in the 1800s when a now-extinct breed called the Bullenbeisser was bred with the English bulldog. The American Kennel Club attests that the breed reached its greatest perfection in Germany during the past hundred years. The boxer springs from a line of dogs known throughout the whole of Europe since the 16th century. Prior to that time, ancestors of the breed would hardly be recognized as boxers if placed beside modern specimens.

Still, evidence points to the boxer as one of the many descendants of the old fighting dog of the high valleys of Tibet. So, maybe they are accustomed to a little sparring.

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America acknowledges that, in

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The real Ace Ventura: ‘Pet detective’ mother, 49, has reunited hundreds of owners with their missing dogs – helping …

Donna Ryan, 49, from Fordsham in Cheshire, lost her beloved sproodle, Bindi (pictured together), who was found five days later in April 2016

Donna Ryan, 49, from Fordsham in Cheshire, lost her beloved sproodle, Bindi (pictured together), who was found five days later in April 2016

A ‘real-life Ace Ventura’ has helped hunt down and rescue hundreds of missing dogs to reunited them with their owners. 

Donna Ryan, 49, from Fordsham in Cheshire, lost her beloved sproodle, Bindi, who was found five days later in April 2016.

Following her ordeal, Ms Ryan set up Bindi’s Lost and Found, a lost dog group on Facebook. 

Since then, she and her huge team of volunteers have helped rescue over 600 dogs and continue to work together in a race against dog wardens.

And she’s now been dubbed ‘Ace

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5353011/Pet-detective-reunites-owners-missing-dogs.html

Louisa detective honored

Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Detective Charles “Chuck” Love was awarded Louisa County Crime Solvers’ annual Officer of the Year Award at its annual banquet on Jan. 16. During the presentation, Crime Solvers President Jim Kogle cited the numerous high-profile cases that the longtime crime fighter has worked this year alone.

In the advent of computer technology, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Detective Charles “Chuck” Love is a lone man competing against a growing trend of students and children learning to manipulate technology in ways that can be dangerous.

In today’s world, anything can be shared in a matter of seconds and spread around the globe in a matter of minutes. Despite what may seem like a losing battle against the changing times, the sheriff’s office claims a high rate of case closures. Their success is, thanks in no small part, to the

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Parkersburg detective, state trooper hunt child predators across West Virginia

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Photo by Evan BevinsWest Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Demeyer, standing, watches as Parkersburg Police Detective Travis Wolfe works on a computer in the office they share at the Parkersburg Police Department.

Photo by Evan Bevins
West Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Demeyer, standing, watches as Parkersburg Police Detective Travis Wolfe works on a computer in the office they share at the Parkersburg Police Department.

PARKERSBURG — Travis Wolfe had been a Parkersburg Police patrolman for about two years in 2001 when he overheard detectives talking about a case involving computer hard drives.

They told their superior it would cost about $800 apiece for a private company to forensically search the drives for evidence. Wolfe, a 1993 graduate of Williamstown High School who had just gotten a home computer the year before and describes himself as “kind

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ELPS Private Detective Agency’s President, Jeff Stein, was inducted into the Vidocq Society

Jan. 20, 2018 / PRZen / WEST CHESTER, Pa. — ELPS Private Detective Agency announced today that Jeff Stein, President of ELPS was inducted as a member of the Vidocq Society on January 18, 2018. Stein said “this is an honor and a privilege to be accepted into the elite society dedicated to solving cold case homicide cases”.

When the Society was founded in 1990, the original bylaws called for 82 Vidocq Society Members, one for each year of Vidocq’s life. The mission of the Vidocq Society is to act as a catalyst and provide pro bono assistance to law enforcement agencies to aid them in solving cold case homicides. The Vidocq Society is Non-Profit 501c(3) Corporation.

Eugène François Vidocq was an 18th century French crook-turned-cop. As a fugitive from French justice, he first offered his services as a police spy and informer. Later, he became so successful at catching

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ELPS Private Detective Agency’s President, Jeff Stein, was inducted …

Jan. 20, 2018 / PRZen / WEST CHESTER, Pa. — ELPS Private Detective Agency announced today that Jeff Stein, President of ELPS was inducted as a member of the Vidocq Society on January 18, 2018. Stein said “this is an honor and a privilege to be accepted into the elite society dedicated to solving cold case homicide cases”.

When the Society was founded in 1990, the original bylaws called for 82 Vidocq Society Members, one for each year of Vidocq’s life. The mission of the Vidocq Society is to act as a catalyst and provide pro bono assistance to law enforcement agencies to aid them in solving cold case homicides. The Vidocq Society is Non-Profit 501c(3) Corporation.

Eugène François Vidocq was an 18th century French crook-turned-cop. As a fugitive from French justice, he first offered his services as a police spy and informer. Later, he became so successful at catching

Read more at: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3629674

Vera review: Thank Sunday for the return of our top pet detective

They are very close, those two. Detective Kenny hankers after a ride in that rattly P-Reg Land Rover.

Expect them to retire together one day to an oversized beach chalet in South Shields, training their eyes on dog walkers: TV’s most reliable body spotters.

There was more than a nod to Line Of Duty in the story, as Vera was facing not only a killer but a dodgy fellow inspector. When the wrong-un was finally unmasked, two meatheads in suits stood by casually as she passed all her information to Vera’s sidekick on a memory stick. Good work, lads.

Vera’s North-East is a sunny upland, too. Most suspects were interviewed in front of a window drenched in sunlight.

Please don’t spoil the image of the place, ITV; everyone will want a beach chalet. Good to have you back, Vera. PS: Have you got an MoT for that Land Rover, ma’am? 

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Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/904896/Vera-review-ITV-Brenda-Blethyn

Detective says 25-year-old cold case killing is solved, but will anyone be charged?

WILLIAMSPORT — Officially the 1992 disappearance of Dawn Marie Miller is listed as an open case but the Lycoming County detective investigating it the past 10 years says it is solved.

Detective Kenneth L. Mains laments he was unable to get former Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller to approve charges.

“It’s not up to me to approve charges or sign off on an affidavit of probable cause,” said the founder of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases and a nationally known consultant

“It isn’t my job to prosecute or convict. It isn’t my job to sentence someone either. It is my job to solve the case, period. That has been done.”

With Parks Miller out of office, Mains said he would welcome the opportunity to discuss the case with the new District Attorney Bernie Cantorna. Cantorna declined comment on the case.

Miller, 22, of Williamsport, was last seen Oct. 24, 1992, leaving

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Time ‘not on the side’ of police in Tess Richey case, former homicide detective says

“Time is not on the side of the investigators” in the Tess Richey murder case, says one former homicide detective, with days of work having been lost and a crime scene potentially compromised by what had at first been a missing persons probe.

Richey, 22, went missing in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, and was found dead on Nov. 29. Over the weekend, police released surveillance photographs of a man they’d like to speak to who was seen with Richey shortly before her death.

Last week, Mark Mendelson, a former homicide detective with Toronto police who currently works as a private investigator and consultant, said anytime a missing person investigation turns into a murder probe, it “creates more work” for police and forces them to retrace their steps.

Witnesses must be re-interviewed, video from

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