K9 Team Bios

K9 Corporal Lucas Bellanceau and K9 Breezy

Fryeburg district
Warden since 2012, K9 Handler since 2016

Breezy will do anything for a ball (or anything she can retrieve) and would run all day long if Lucas let her. K9 Breezy is certified in tracking, evidence, hasty air scent search, and human remains detection (land and water). She is eager to please and very energetic when it is time to work.

Lucas has been the K9 Corporal since 2019. As one of the oldest conservation related K9 units in the country, his vision is to continue the incredible work done by the handlers and K9s by improving training methods and working closely with other agencies and K9 organizations. He is determined for the team to have the most capable and highly trained K9s as possible to best serve the public and natural resources of Maine.

Warden Paul Farrington and K9 Yaro

Springfield district
Warden since 1997, K9 Handler since 2004

K9 Yaro is a very playful and eager to please German shepherd. He loves people and working, but when he is off the job, you can find him swimming or playing with his tug toy. K9 Yaro is certified in tracking, evidence, hasty air scent search, and human remains detection.

Paul enjoys working with the K9s but most of all appreciates the chance to reunite someone with their loved ones.

Landowner Relations Corporal Dave Chabot and K9 Ruby

Warden since 1997, K9 Handler since 2010

K9 Ruby is a carefree black Labrador retriever who always wants to have fun. But when it is time to work, she is stubborn and determined to find what she is looking for. K9 Ruby is certified in tracking, evidence, hasty air scent search, and human remains detection. Her favorite reward is food and she enjoys swimming. During her career, K9 Ruby has been the recipient of several awards for both search and rescue and article detection.

Dave’s favorite part of being a K9 handler is the challenge of training a dog and the reward when all the training comes together, and you have success in finding that missing person or piece of evidence that makes the case.

Warden Alan Curtis and K9 Sig

Aurora district
Warden since 2006, K9 Handler since 2009

K9 Sig, a black Labrador retriever, will do anything for a ball and he loves to swim. He can also be found snuggling with Alan’s three kids. You can always count on K9 Sig to be focused and ready to work. He holds certifications in tracking, evidence, hasty air scent search, and human remains detection (land and water).

Alan’s favorite part of being a K9 handler is watching his dog learn and grow and then be successful in the field. He believes there is no greater feeling in world than watching your dog find a lost person in the woods, knowing the dog just saved that person’s life. Alan cherishes having such a loyal companion by his side every day.

Warden Michael Latti and K9 Luna

Gorham district
Warden since 2017, K9 Handler since 2020

K9 Luna, a black Labrador retriever, is focused and always ready for the next challenge and looking forward to her next reward. K9 Luna is certified in tracking, evidence, and hasty air scent search.

Her favorite reward toy is a tennis ball with a rope attached to it. Michael became a game warden to catch those who violate our natural resources and help people. He saw the K9 team as a specialty team where he could do both. 

Warden Kris MacCabe and K9 Morgan

Farmington district
Warden since 2007, K9 Handler since 2011

K9 Morgan, a black Labrador retriever, is playful and a puppy at heart. When she gets out of the truck to work, she knows it is her time to shine. K9 Morgan is certified in tracking, evidence, hasty air scent search, and human remains detection (land and water). Her favorite reward is an antler chew, Nylabone or flavored Benebone.

Kris’s favorite part about being a K9 handler is going to work with one of his best friends every day.

Warden Kevin Pelkey and K9 Arjen

Charleston district
Warden since 2007, K9 Handler since 2010

Kevin’s favorite part of being a K9 handler is watching the work and effort of training pay off in the successful location of the sought object, whether it be a lost individual, closure for a family, or evidence that helps convict a fish and game violator. 

Warden Preston Pomerleau and K9 Gordon

Ashland district
Warden since 2006, K9 Handler since 2020

K9 Gordon is named in honor of Maine Game Warden Pilot Daryl R. Gordon who died in the line of duty in northern Piscataquis County in 2011. K9 Gordon is eager to go and loves to play tug of war and fetch bumpers out of the water. He is certified in tracking, evidence, and hasty air scent search.

Preston became a K9 handler because K9s are a crucial resource that the warden service utilizes for search and rescue as well as fish and game crimes. K9s can save a lost person’s life, and he believes there will be no greater reward than to bring someone home to their family.

Warden Chad Robertson and K9 Storm

Skowhegan district
Warden since 2013, K9 Handler since 2016

K9 Storm, a black Labrador retriever, is very easy to please, loves to work, and has a ton of drive! He enjoys running and exploring, and his favorite reward is a ball or toy. He is certified in evidence and human remains detection.

Chad’s favorite part of being a K9 handler is helping families find a lost loved one or closure. He also enjoys helping other wardens and law enforcement officers find evidence and seeing their hard work pay off with positive outcomes.