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News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police K9 Team Arrest Burglary Suspect

Posted Jun. 15, 2012, 12:25 pm

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

A Santa Monica police K9 team located and arrested one of two burglary suspects who attempted to break into a home on the 1000 block of Fifth Street earlier today.

Santa Monica Police Department Sgt. Richard Lewis said a resident called police at 3:41 p.m. after a suspect tried to enter the property through a window.

“When the suspect saw the resident he took off running,” Sgt. Lewis said. “The resident called 911 and officers responded and located two subjects running from the area.”

Lewis said a short pursuit ensued, which ended just a block away on Fourth Street.

He said a perimeter was set up between Fifth Street to Alley Three and from California to Washington.

“Search teams started a search pattern and one suspect was located with a K9 team,” he said. “He was bit by the dog with a minor injury and taken into custody without further incident.”

Officers are still searching for the second suspect.

The name of the suspect in custody has not been released because he had not yet been booked, but Lewis said there was a possibility he was a juvenile and his name will not be released.

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Jun. 15, 2012, 2:02:47 pm

rob said...

20 plus various marked and unmarked police cruisers, dozens of law enforcment officers, an LA sherifs department helicopter circling for several hours all for a couple of kids doing a BNE ?? sounds a bit fishy to me, anyone know what really happened?

Jun. 16, 2012, 4:05:50 am

SurfDiva said...

I agree with Rob. My car was searched as I tried to leave my home. Later, my neighbor wasn't allowed to leave her apartment. Lots of cops, including what appeared to be men in FBI jackets (although I may have not seen that correctly) were going through the alley between 3rd and 4th Streets. The Sherrif's department was circling in an helicopter for well over an hour. As Rob said, it seems excessive for an unsuccessful attempt at B

Jun. 16, 2012, 5:45:17 am

John said...

Thank you smpd!

Jul. 3, 2012, 6:32:47 am

Ainura said...

K-9 Nero was the one that caught the suspect!So proud of u boy!Thank u SMPD!!!!

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