An Omaha police dog aided in the Tuesday night capture of a 24-year-old man who is accused of stealing a car and then breaking into a home near 84th and Pacific Streets.
Officer Brian Vanderheiden, a police spokesman, said the suspect was taken into custody about 8:45 p.m. after a short pursuit. The man was booked into jail on suspicion of burglary, theft by receiving, criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Vanderheiden said the suspect stole a 1996 Toyota Corolla near 77th and Webster Streets and later entered the 84th Street home, where he was confronted by the resident. Police officers chased the suspect on foot about three blocks and ordered him to come out of hiding.
When the suspect refused to show his hands, a police dog was deployed to apprehend him. The suspect was treated for injuries at Methodist Hospital before being booked into the Douglas County Corrections Center. – Kevin Cole