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Bristol Police: K9 apprehends attempted burglary suspect

BRISTOL — Police arrested a man Sunday night with trying to burglarize Ross Auto Parts and was assisted by Plymouth Police Department.

Canine Officer O’Brien and his Police Canine, Murphy, entered the property by going under the fence. They encountered the suspect running from the front of the building.

The suspect was tracked to the nearby property of First Student Bus Company, where the Canine located the suspect hiding under a bus.

The suspect sustained minor bite wounds to the lower left leg before being taken into custody by the Officers.

The suspect, Juan Gonzalez age 54, of no certain address in Bristol, was taken into custody and transported to the Bristol Police Headquarters where he was treated for his injuries by Bristol EMS.

Gonzalez entered the property at 470 Terryville Rd., by crawling under the perimeter chain link fence.

Once inside the property he used a 3 Ft. piece of flat metal to attempt to pry the doors of the building.

While attempting to pry the doors he was confronted by the Police and the Canine, at which time a track was initiated with the Canine, Murphy.

The suspect was apprehended after a three-quarter of a mile canine track.

Gonzalez was charged with Criminal Trespass In The Third Degree, Possession Of Burglary Tools, Criminal Attempt To Commit Burglary In The Third Degree, Criminal Mischief In The Second Degree, and  Interfering with a Police Officer.

Gonzalez was held on a $25,000.00 Surety bond for arraignment in Bristol Superior Court on Monday

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