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Three Officers Honored For Saving Man’s Life

The men felt the heat before they entered the blazing house. They dropped to their knees, crawled to the limp figure on the kitchen floor and dragged a burned- and smoke-smothered Kevin Blank out through a broken window. They came…

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Prayer of Thanks

Ellen Lawther (from left), prays with the Rev. D. Lorne Coyle of Trinity Episcopal Church, Vero Beach police Lt. Ray Barker and Detective Sgt. Keith Touchberry after officers found Lawther's husband, John, in a vacant apartment at the Racquet Club…

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The Nose Knows

Vero Beach police K-9 Rocky sniffs around one of almost 250 cars randomly selected for a drug-detec­tion walk-by Friday morning in the parking lots at Vero Beach High School. More than a dozen law of­ficers from four agencies used seven…

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Police tell about sex offenders

Residents along 21st A venue got some startling news Wednes­day when they learned they share the neighborhood with a convicted sexual offender. Detectives with the Vero Beach Police Department pinned up no­tices and knocked on doors to alert residents that…

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2 Police Dogs To Replace Aging Force

Sgt. Rock leaped out of his po­lice car with a goofy look on his face Friday and put his big, black mase to work. No drug busts this day. No chasing after bad guys, either. Instead, Sgt. Rock used his…

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Tracking Bank Robber

Vero Beach Police Department canine officer Keith Touchberry and his dog Rocky responded to a bank robbery Monday afternoon. A gunman hopped the bank counter at First American Bank, 780 U.S. 1 , and made off with a wad of…

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Search of Boat Bombs

Officers from five federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies converged on a 53-foot sporting boat Wednesday afternoon, but only came up a handful of marijuana. The Voodoo Lady, its captain, Jay Senne, and several ­crew members were detained 1 ½…

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Tree For Earth Day

Vero Beach Police Benevolent Association members Doug· Bickford (left front) and Keith Touchberry place a dahoon holly next to Lake Rose near 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach Saturday. The association do­nated the trees in recognition of Earth Day and Florida…

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Gunshots Fired At Crew

An unidentified gunman took a trio of pot-shots Friday morning at -workers clearing city-owned property that for years the homeless have called home. A two-hour search of thick woods across from Crestlawn Cemetery turned up no signs of the gunman,…

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Keith Touchberry Searches for Armed Robbery Suspects

Vero Beach police Lt. Keith Touchberry points his gun toward the back of Vero's Motel at 3116 U.S. 1 while Vero Beach. officers and Indian River County sheriff's deputies searched two motel rooms for a robbery sus­pect Monday.

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Training Dogs Are No Obstacle

Rocky and Gess often start their day by jumping through hurdles and climbing ladders. Those are just a couple of the lessons the K-9 patrol dogs go through during a typical day of training. Until a new local K-9 training…

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On a Dare

Sixty-five Osceola Magnet School fifth-graders who participate in the Drug Awareness Resistance Education program watch a demonstration by Vero Beach Police Department K-9 officers Wednesday. At right, Officer Alan Hall (right) gives the stop command to his K-9 Gess after…

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