Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Burglary suspect jumps from second story, bitten by police dog

Man arrested in Lancaster area.
A man who stormed into a Lancaster-area apartment and jumped from a second-floor window with deputies in pursuit was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and burglary, authorities said Thursday night.

The chase began around 11 a.m. Thursday when deputies spotted Juan Moreno, wanted in connection with an auto theft, near 50th Street West and Avenue L-10. 

He ran into an apartment building and forced his way into two units, jumping from the window of the second unit and fleeing on the street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies with a search dog found Moreno inside a third apartment. He was bitten by the dog and arrested, authorities said.

He was treated at a hospital for dog bites and injuries he received jumping from the window and taken to the jail at the Lancaster sheriff's station.


Expo Line breaks down between 23rd Street station and USC

At ceremony reopening City Hall park, Occupy L.A. not invited

'Death warrants' left at scene of 3 homeless stabbings, LAPD says

— Robert J. Lopez


Photo: The burglary suspect with deputies and a search dog involved in the arrest. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: