In the late evening hours of August 4, 2019, the Merced Police Department requested the assistance of Deputy T. Thomas Miller and his K-9 partner Edo with tracking a subject who had fled while serving a warrant.
The subject identified as 38-year-old Simon Velasco took off running from the area of Parsons Avenue and Country Drive.
K-9 Edo was put on the scent and tracked Velasco a short distance where he was found and taken into custody by the Merced Police Department.
Velasco was currently wanted on charges of Felon in possession of a firearm, and assault with a firearm.
(Merced Sheriffs Department press release)