Dog credited for interrupting theft

Would-be thief cut on broken car window, makes off with nothing

A barking dog might have stopped a break-in to a vehicle by scaring off a suspect.

At 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 17, a homeowner living in the 2000-block of Newton Street called police to report her vehicle’s window was smashed. She said she remembered her dog barking excessively at 1:30 that morning.

Police found fingerprints and blood, leading them to believe the suspect was cut.

Nothing was missing from the vehicle. Forensic experts collected the blood sample and will submit the DNA information into a national database, to see if it matches DNA from a suspect charged with or convicted of other crimes.

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