Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stolen car suspect bitten by police dog in Eagle Rock



EAGLE ROCK  — A man suspected of stealing a car led police on a foot pursuit through Eagle Rock early this morning, which ended with the suspect getting bit by a police dog.

At around 5 a.m. officers saw a stolen vehicle and followed it, said Sgt. Campos of LAPD’s Northeast Division. The suspect then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot across the Sprouts Market parking lot at Yosemite Drive and Eagle Rock Boulevard and jumped over a nearby fence.

Officers set up a perimeter east of Eagle Rock Boulevard and south of Colorado Boulevard, where a K-9 search was conducted, said Campos. The K-9 found and bit the suspect, who suffered a minor injury.

Witnesses said they saw a second suspect, but the officers involved in the pursuit never saw a second person.

The investigation is ongoing.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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  1. “him getting bit by a police dog.” Please, use English ‘getting bitten’. Thanks.

  2. Bruce Brook Pfeiffer

    The Sprouts shopping center sure seems to be a magnet for trouble. A friend of mine was there just the other week when a man broke the windows of three different cars parked in the parking lot. Apparently the police caught the culprit hiding in the planter directly behind Sprouts.

  3. yes crime rate in LA may be high but I want to thank Councilman Huizar and the LAPD for doing everything they can to prevent or remedy. My car was stolen last month and recovered in 3 days. They never stop working for us.

  4. I understand that a dog bite hurts like h*+^ and in this case I hope that’s true…forget the tetanus for this guy.

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