K9 ‘Bo’ Unharmed After Brief Tussle With Pursuit Suspect

Glendora detectives and police officers prepare to conduct yard to yard searches to find a hiding pursuit suspect in San Dimas Friday, June 10. Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

A possibly armed man and woman are under arrest today after they fled officers on foot at the end of a brief pursuit in San Dimas Friday.

The female suspect was apprehended almost immediately after the chase ended in a cul de sac in San Dimas. The male suspect fled into a rear yard where he was later found hiding in a shed by Glendora’s K9 unit. The K9, named Bo, emerged from the shed in a struggle with the suspect after Bo bit him multiple times.

The male suspect was hospitalized for his injuries, said Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab.

The older model white Honda Civic occupied by the suspects had its ignition reportedly tampered with and detectives are trying to locate the vehicle owner determine if the car was stolen, Staab said.

Glendora Police officers break down containment after K9 Bo apprehends a hiding pursuit suspect in San Dimas Friday, June 10. Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

Glendora Police officers break down containment after K9 Bo apprehends a hiding pursuit suspect in San Dimas Friday, June 10. Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

Police were not immediately able to confirm initial reports a weapon was found in the suspect car and are still investigating.

The time of initial contact was not immediately known.

Glendora Police detectives initially saw the man and woman acting suspiciously in the car in San Dimas, said Sgt. Mike Henderson of Glendora Police.

When detectives attempted to make contact, the suspects fled, initiating a pursuit.

The suspects fled on surface streets, driving through stop signs and eventually entered the Interstate 210 freeway driving recklessly, Henderson said.

The suspects continued onto surface streets, ending the pursuit in a cul de sac on Sedona Court north of Allen.

With the help of a helicopter and San Dimas deputies, officers searched from yard to yard in the 900 block of Sedona Court.

A resident told officers that the door to her shed in the rear yard was suspiciously open. K9 announcements were made from the air to get the suspect to surrender, but no one emerged.

Bo was sent into the shed. Moments later, the suspect emerged appearing to have Bo in a headlock. The suspect was already injured with bite wounds, Staab said.

Bo the K9 is being evaluated as well, but was apparently not seriously injured.

The female suspect was being booked at the time this story was published. The male suspect was still hospitalized.

Charges may include felony reckless evading, obstructing/resisting arrest and grand theft auto, Henderson said.

Booking information is not yet available.

Zak Bushey contributed to this story.

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