Home invasion suspect tries hiding in dog house

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A man suspected of breaking into a Kalamazoo home was attempting to hide inside a dog house when he was caught by a police dog.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety received a 911 call around 9:45 a.m. Friday about a home invasion in progress in the 700 block on Minor Street.

The victim was next door at his neighbor’s house when he saw the suspect standing on his porch. The victim went over to confront the suspect who then ran away.

Officers set up a perimeter and called in a K-9 partner named “Ike” who tracked the suspect to the backyard of a home in the 1000 block of Oak Street.

The suspect was attempting to hide from officers inside a dog house when Ike located him.

The suspect, a 29-year-old Kalamazoo resident, was arrested on two felony charges of home invasion and possession of burglary tools. He is being held at the Kalamazoo County Jail pending arraignment.

KDPS reminds residents to make sure that they lock their doors and windows and to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods immediately.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary or other crimes is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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