Four Arrested after Police Dog Helps Search for Burglary Suspects
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Police dog Trigger helped locate two burglary suspects after a call was made regarding two males attempting to break into a property in Billingham in the early hours of yesterday morning, Tuesday 8th August.
Officers received a call around 2:50am where it was reported that two males had been seen acting suspiciously on Cotswold Crescent. Police officers raced to the scene, where two males were disturbed and made off on foot. Another two males made off in a Jaguar vehicle.
A 16-year-old male was detained by armed response officers and a second male, aged 14, was located by PC Atkinson with police dog Trigger, after being tracked down a pathway, over a field and into a garden in a row of terraced houses.
Trigger indicated that someone was in the garden around the area of a shed, and the suspect was found hiding on the shed roof.
The Jaguar vehicle was located a short distance away, having been reported stolen from a property on Mendip Road. It caused damage to a wall as the driver tried to get away from police, but was brought to a stop and two male occupants aged 14 and 15 were arrested.
All four males have been bailed whilst enquiries continue.