Palm Bay Police Dog Flushes Out Armed Burglary Suspect

By  //  April 18, 2015

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Palm Bay police arrested a burglary suspect after K-9 police dogs sniffed him out in a thick patch of undergrowth, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

Palm Bay police arrested a burglary suspect after K-9 police dogs sniffed him out in a thick patch of undergrowth, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay police arrested a burglary suspect after K-9 police dogs sniffed him out in a thick patch of undergrowth, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

The police dogs extracted the white male suspect when he refused to come out, which resulted in dog bites to the right thigh and right ankle of the suspect.

According to police, the incident began around 6 p.m. on Friday when a patrol officer was driving northbound on Babcock Street and Fallon Boulevard when he observed a black male attempting to flag him down, and also saw the white male suspect running north from the area.

Witnesses claimed the suspect had burglarized a home.

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The officer pursued the suspect east into a residential area, and during the foot pursuit, the officer observed the suspect holding a handgun.

Additional police officers then responded to the area and set up a perimeter.

The suspect continued to flee from officers into a wooded lot at the intersection of Elwood Avenue and Fallon Boulevard where the suspect was contained.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit responded to the area along with the K-9 unit and that’s when the suspect concealed himself in a thick patch of undergrowth and refused to come out.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

Several articles belonging to the suspect were located and collected for evidence. The investigation is ongoing with armed burglary charges pending.

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ABOVE MAP: According to police, the incident began around 6 p.m. on Friday when a patrol officer was driving northbound on Babcock Street and Fallon Boulevard when he observed a black male attempting to flag him down, and also saw the white male suspect running north from the area.


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