Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cyclist helps police chase down burglary suspect

The Orange County Register

SANTA ANA A man pursued a burglary suspect on his bicycle today after watching the man crawl out the window of a building, police said.
Around 11:30 a.m. police began getting cell-phone calls from the witness. The witness said he was on his bike and chasing after a man he saw leaving a building at 3301 S. Bear St. The suspect was on foot, Santa Ana police Cmdr. James Schnabl said.
With the bicyclist's help, officers eventually caught up to the suspect who was hiding inside a drainage pipe.
Police set up a parameter around the other side of the pipe as a helicopter kept watch overhead. The suspect eventually surrendered, Schnabl said.

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