K9 Scout locates burglary suspect


The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress in the 1200 block of Twilight Drive in Noblesville on January 26, 2017. Witnesses reported seeing a subject attempt to break into a home and then run away from the residence. Arriving deputies found a window broken out in the house.

In a stroke of fortunate timing, Sheriff’s Office K9 Deputies and the Tactical Tracking Team happened to be training and were able to respond to the incident quickly. Deputies on Days A squad responded to the scene and, along with Noblesville Police, set up a perimeter of the area while K9 Scout, handler Deputy Hoard, and members of the Tracking Team deployed from the scene. Scout’s nose pointed the officers in the right direction to track the suspect and deputies soon observed near the Noblesville Moose Lodge an individual matching the description of witnesses at the scene.

Arrested in connection with the case was Christopher Austin Peak, age 31, of Terre Haute. Deputies forwarded a probable cause affidavit to the Prosecutor’s Office listing charges of Criminal Mischief and Burglary. These charges are merely accusations and all persons are innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.