Police use dog, Taser to arrest burglary suspect found hiding under bed in West Covina

WEST COVINA — A man suspected of breaking into a house and a car allegedly barged his way into an apartment and hid under a bed to elude police Friday night.
He was found, arrested and treated at a hospital. The man was bitten by a police dog and got Tased by officers.
West Covina police Lt. Ken Plunkett said officers used a Taser on the suspect because he wouldn’t show his hands and kept them concealed under his body.
The residential burglary in the 2200 block of Francisquito Avenue was reported to police at 5 p.m.
While officers were checking the area, Plunkett said police got a call of someone breaking into a car in the 14000 block of Francisquito Avenue. He said the man ran when an officer arrived. The man then allegedly forced his way into an apartment in the 1500 block of Orange Avenue.
“He ran into a back bedroom and hid under a bed,” Plunkett said.
Officers recovered a wallet, credit cards plus the owner’s manual and insurance of the car that was burglarized.
Victor Pacheco, 23, of La Verne was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property.
Pacheco, whose bail is $50,000, is expected to be transferred from West Covina jail to county jail.

- Ruby Gonzales

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