A teen burglary suspect was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a home and stealing a flat screen television while the homeowners were in the other room, law enforcement officials reported.
Officers from the Hemet Police Department responded to a burglary call just before 1 a.m. on Thursday Jan. 18 in the 1000 block of Burton Street in Hemet.
The victims told officers they heard strange noises in their home and went to search out the cause of the ruckus. During their search they realized their television was missing.
Investigations revealed the burglar had entered through a kitchen window, Lt. Eric Dickson stated in a report.
While the home was being searched for evidence, the area was being scoured for the culprits.
A short time later Officer Snell along with his K-9 unit spotted a man walking in the 800 block of Arbor Parkway carrying a large flat screen television.
As officers approached the suspect, he put the T.V. down and took off running. The juvenile suspect was quickly apprehended with the help of the K-9 unit, Lt. Dickson added.
The television was determined to have been the one stolen from the Burton Street residence.
“The subject that was arrested is a juvenile and his name is being withheld due to his age,” Lt. Dickson said.
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