K9 Ivan always gets the job done.

Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office were called out to a residence in Mesa on Monday morning by a homeowner requesting help to remove an unwanted guest. That guest was 30-year old Jose Monzon.

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Turns out, Mr. Monzon was wanted by Police.

According to reports, Monzon was wanted on a DOC warrant for escape regarding an assault conviction.

Here's what happened.

When Police arrived at the residence, two adults and two children were safely removed from the home. After several minutes, a female exited and was arrested on warrants. Monzon, on the other hand, decided to stay inside the home. He would NOT exit the residence.

The unwanted "WANTED" guest barricaded himself in the home.

As K9 Ivan made his presence known by barking at the door, Monzon made a better decision by choosing to surrender.


Monzon was taken into custody without incident.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Officers from Connell, Richland, Kennewick, and the Benton County Sheriff's Department all were on the scene. No one was injured in the incident.

More about K9 Ivan:

K9 Ivan is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix from the Czech Republic. He works alongside Kennewick Officer Chris Whitney as a Patrol K9 team. Ivan’s duties are to keep police officers safe and to locate suspects utilizing his searching and tracking abilities.

From the Kennewick Police Facebook:

Did you know that the overwhelming majority of K-9 deployments end without having to use any force? Law enforcement is often able to gain compliance and de-escalate the situation through the mere presence of K-9s. This is the ultimate win for the officers and the community!

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