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Despite K-9 Search, Suspect Eludes Police

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in North Redondo Beach.

FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.

A stolen vehicle and domestic violence incident led to a K-9 search in North Redondo Beach on Sunday afternoon; however, the suspect was not located, police said.

The Recent Law Enforcement Events news release indicated that the suspect stole someone's vehicle near Perry Park and drove it to a home in the 2500 block of Rockefeller Lane, near the intersection with Phelan Lane.

According to Sgt. Shawn Freeman, a spokesman for the Redondo Beach Police Department, officers received a call regarding a domestic violence incident at around 1:30 p.m. and responded to the location.

"The suspect was discovered to be on probation for both burglary (and possession of stolen property) and had a no-bail warrant for his arrest," Freeman said in an email to Patch.

The man was not otherwise identified.

With assistance from Hermosa Beach police, officers surrounded the residence, and searched the home with a K-9 team; however, the suspect was not located.

Residents in the area told Patch that police were yelling for the suspect to give himself up. This is standard procedure when using police dogs, Freeman said.

"With a K-9 search, PD will make announcements warning the suspect(s) and neighbors that police dogs are being deployed to actively search for someone, and they need to give themselves up and not fight with the police dog," he explained.

Detectives are following up on the original domestic violence complaint, Freeman said.

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