UPDATE: Police Dog Tracks Down Burglary Suspect in Altadena

A burglary suspect was transported to the hospital by an ambulance after a sheriff's canine unit helped deputies take him into custody.

A canine unit helped sheriff's deputies apprehend a burglary suspect in Altadena Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

A sheriff's deputy apparently observed the suspect in the area of Devirian Place and Terrace Street at about 12:45 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Brett Hanson said.

A police helicopter and canine unit were brought in after the suspect was found, Sgt. Brian Shoemaker of the Altadena Sheriff's Station said. Shoemaker did not immediately know where the man was eventually located.

"They made repeated announcements that the canine was going to be utilized," Shoemaker said. "He never surrendered himself so the canine unit was brought in."

The suspect was transported by ambulance to the hospital after the arrest, Shoemaker said. He did not know if the man's injuries were caused by the dog.

Melody Comfort November 14, 2012 at 11:55 PM
It is said that a dog is man's best friend. I guess it depends upon which side of the law that "man" is on.
Whole Bean November 15, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Chalk up another one for the good guys! Altadena Sheriff's are awesome! Can't say enough about how much I appreciate their professional and tireless efforts to keep Altadena and the surrounding areas safe.
Guy November 15, 2012 at 07:23 PM
next time they should just let the dog eat him.
Ninja Girl November 15, 2012 at 09:35 PM
VERY happy to read this! Yay for the Altadena Sheriffs and K9 Unit! 1 low life down!
Diane D November 16, 2012 at 04:20 PM
ME TOO ROBBY!!!! A moat would be lovely and forget the dog, a shark can be my best friend!


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