Anaheim: Failed Dealership Heist Ends When Police K-9 Bites Suspect

11.11.2021 | 2:40 AM | ANAHEIM – One of three suspects who attempted a failed dealership heist was arrested after being bitten by a police K-9 following a high-speed pursuit, early Thursday morning.

The incident began to unfold in City of Industry when deputies received reports of a burglary alarm activation at the Land Rover Puente Hills, located in the 17600 block of Gale Avenue, around 2:40 AM.

While responding to the scene deputies were informed that a dealership representative was viewing surveillance cameras remotely.

The representative reported that they observed three males dressed in dark clothing enter the dealership by going under a fence. Once inside the suspects were observed gaining access to keys for vehicles stored on the dealership lot.

Deputies located a suspect in a black Range Rover leaving as they arrived in the area and attempted to perform a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and fled onto the eastbound SR-60 Freeway at speeds of over 100 MPH.

The chase was quickly called off to allow a law enforcement helicopter to track the vehicle.

The vehicle continued onto the southbound SR-57 Freeway and reached speeds of 150 MPH before exiting in Anaheim.

After a short bout of driving on city streets the suspect fled from the vehicle and ran into the backyard of a home in the 1100 block of South Laramie Street, near Hilda Street, shortly after 3:00 AM.

Police surrounded the home and determined the suspect was hiding in a shed.

A police K-9 was deployed after the suspect ignored numerous commands to exit the shed and was subsequently bit before being placed into police custody.

Firefighter paramedics treated the suspect for his injuries before deputies hauled him away to jail.

The other two suspects from the failed dealership heist remain at-large and are believed to have fled when deputies arrived at the dealership.

Miles Madison

Miles started reporting breaking news in 2015 and has been providing high-quality news video and timely reports from the Orange County area ever since. Combining his experience as a seasoned photojournalist, radio operator and sleuth, Miles provides unrivaled multimedia news reports.