WEST COVINA — Authorities arrested two auto burglary suspects early Saturday with the help of a police K-9, while a third suspect remained at large.
Tony Johnson, 18, of West Covina and a 17-year-old West Covina boy were booked on suspicion of breaking into three cars in the 1700 block of Kerry Court, West Covina police Lt. Marty Sevilla said.
Officers responded to reported of three young men tampering with vehicles when they spotted the men and realized that three cars had been burglarized, the lieutenant said. All three fled from police.
Johnson and the teen suspect were found in the area and arrested with the help of a police dog when they refused orders to surrender, Sevilla said.
Johnson was bitten on the buttocks, while the teen was bitten in the head, he said. Both were treated for their injuries at at a hospital before being booked.
Police recovered a duffel bag near the scene of the break-ins containing allegedly stolen items.
The burglary suspect who escaped was described only as a Latino man in his late teens.
The teen suspect was released to his parents with a written promise to appear in court, while Johnson was released from jail Saturday after posting $20,000 bail, according to police and sheriff’s booking records.