Suspected burglar taken to hospital after K-9 is used to arrest him

Police used a K-9 to arrest a man suspected of breaking into a shorefront house in Bluff Park and vandalizing it Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Officers first headed to the home in the 2700 block of East Ocean Boulevard around 8:35 a.m., Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.

“Officers responded, and with the assistance of a K-9, the male adult suspect was taken into custody,” Pratt said.

Paramedics took the man to the hospital, “due to a K-9 contact,” Pratt said. Police said the man vandalized the home while he was inside.

His name wasn’t immediately available because he hadn’t yet been booked into jail Tuesday morning.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.