A man who apparently took his large white dog with brown spots with him to burglarize a business was arrested when deputies recognized the dog at the end of the suspect’s leash on a Wildomar street, deputies said today.
Deputies had seen pictures of the suspect dog on video shot by surveillance cameras at a business in the 29300 block of Village Park, said sheriff’s Sgt. John Carlberg.
Two men and a dog were taped inside the business, pilfering cash — or at least the men were.
Then at about 7:45 p.m. Friday, a deputy alerted to the suspect dog near Mission Trail and Elberta Road in Wildomar.
David Earl Hachee, 53, of Wildomar, was at the other end of the leash.
Like the dog, he reportedly looked familiar to the deputies who had seen the video. The man and the dog were taken into custody.
Hachee was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley for suspicion of burglary. He was being held today in lieu of $5,000 bail, jail records showed.
Police were looking for the other suspect, and police reports did not indicate what happened to the hound, a sheriff’s department spokesman said.