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State Police K-9 helps find home invasion suspect

Kojack, a K-9 German Shepherd from the Massachusetts State Police, helped Lynn Police take a bite out of crime. (Courtesy photo)

LYNN — Kojack has a nose for sniffing out crime.

The K-9 German Shepherd helped Lynn Police capture a suspect earlier this month.

On Dec. 13 at 8:45 a.m., police responded to a report of a home invasion where shots were fired. After arriving on scene, one suspect was taken into custody, while the other fled on foot, according to a Massachusetts State Police Facebook post.

Trooper Leigha Genduso of the K-9 Unit and Kojack responded from a nearby construction detail. Genduso pointed the dog to the last place the suspect was seen and the four-legged force to be reckoned with was off.

Kojack picked up the suspect’s scent and tracked him through several backyards, the post said.

After stepping down an embankment, Kojack turned the corner and apprehended the suspect, who was taken into custody and turned over to Lynn Police.

Reymol Martinez, 25, of 1 Birch St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with trespassing, home invasion, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Jimmy Lor, 20, of 23 Arthur Gordon Drive, Rowley, was also arrested and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm without a Firearms Identification Card card, and home invasion.

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