EPD police dog assists in arrest of carjacking suspects in West Oakland

Published On July 10, 2014 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

Oakland Police Officers, attempting to conduct a traffic enforcement stop of a stolen vehicle, were involved in a short pursuit yesterday in West Oakland at approximately 10:20 a.m. EPD K-9 unit “Basco” and his handler Officer J. Foley assisted in the subsequent manhunt that resulted in the detainment of an unnamed 18-year old suspect. The 2013 Lexus taken in a recent carjacking was used in connection with a recent armed robbery.

The pursuit resulted in a collision and both suspects fled on foot. One suspect was quickly detained while the second suspect was arrested without incident about 11:15 a.m. After establishing a perimeter, The EPD K-9 unit and a CHP helicopter assisted OPD in the hunt. Officers were led to the suspect hiding under stairs at a residence in the 800 block of 32nd Street with help from Basco, a trained German Sheppard. Both suspects were safely taken into custody in the 3100 block of Market Street.

Basco and the EPD’s other K-9 “Ingo” were recently outfitted with Cover Your K-9 custom-fit bullet-proof vests & Stat Packs with help from a Pet Food Express fundraiser.

Photo Credit: SFPD Facebook Page

Police arrest carjacking, robbery suspects in West Oakland

By David DeBolt and Harry Harris

Two carjacking and robbery suspects were in custody Wednesday morning in West Oakland, following a car crash and brief police search.

Officers spotted the suspects at about 10:20 a.m. in the carjacked 2013 Lexus and pursued it to the area of 30th and Myrtle streets, where it crashed.

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One Response to EPD police dog assists in arrest of carjacking suspects in West Oakland

  1. Yay! Atta boy!

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