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Wild chase ends in arrest thanks to dog

Canine makes the stop after officers follow alleged burglar into Los Angeles.

September 28, 2013|By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

A motorist was arrested Friday after he allegedly led Glendale police on a pursuit into Los Angeles, where he crashed his vehicle and was detained by a police dog, officials said.

The motorist, whose identity wasn't immediately available, was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary and felony evasion after the pursuit ended in the 1400 block of Hoover Street in Los Angeles, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

Police received a call just after 2 p.m. about a possible break-in at a home in the 300 block of East Palmer Avenue.

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When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle fleeing the area, so they tried to stop the motorist, Lightfoot said.

The driver continued driving and collided with a vehicle at San Fernando Road and Central Avenue, but he didn't stop.

He led police on a pursuit into Los Angeles, where he was allegedly involved in two separate hit-and-run collisions.

He exited his vehicle and ran into the nearby neighborhood when his vehicle rolled back into a patrol car, police said.

Meanwhile, a Glendale police helicopter followed the motorist and guided officers to his location.

Glendale police dog Branko eventually found and detained the man, Lightfoot said.

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