Officers use Taser on burglar after he refuses to surrender, police say

Police used a Taser to arrest a suspected burglar after he refused to come out of a North Long Beach house he’d just broken into, according to authorities.

Police said they headed to the home in the 5600 block of Orizaba Avenue around 11:10 a.m. after getting a report that someone had burglarized the home and was still inside.

“Officers saw the suspect inside the residence and immediately established a containment area,” Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.

After surrounding the house, officers started talking with the man and trying to convince him to come out, but he refused to surrender, according to Pratt.

Eventually, officers went into the house, used a Taser on the man and took him into custody, Pratt said.

He was taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared before being booked into jail, according to police. His name wasn’t immediately available.

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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.
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