SANTA FE SPRINGS — Police arrested two men early Thursday on suspicion of breaking into a vacant business on Firestone Boulevard.
Richard Hall, 49, and Gary Stanislaus, 47, were booked on suspicion of burglary, Whittier police Lt. Carlos Solorza said. Both men are from Norwalk, though Hall is believed to be a transient.
Deputies were on patrol about 2:50 a.m. in the 13300 block of Firestone Boulevard when they spotted an open door and a suspicious vehicle parked at a vacant business that had previously been the target of copper thieves, Whittier police Lt. Carlos Solorza said.
After police surrounded the building, Hall immediately turned himself in and claimed he was the only person inside the business, the lieutenant said.
When officers searched the building with the help of a K-9, however, Stanislaus was found inside and bitten by the dog, police said. He was treated for the bite wounds before being booked into jail.
According to county booking records, the suspects were being held in lieu of $20,000 each bail pending their initial court appearance.