Westlake Burglar Lands in the Dog House (Literally!)

A Westlake burglar who hid from police in a backyard doghouse now finds himself in a real doghouse – one with bars on the door.Westlake Police logo

The story began at 11:25 a.m. July 10 when a Park Place resident reported to police that two males were breaking into a neighbor’s home through a window.

Westlake, North Olmsted, and Rocky River officers responded. The suspects fled on foot. A 2013 Honda CRX was left at the scene, later discovered to have been stolen June 21 in Cleveland (It may be connected to burglaries in other Westshore communities).

One male was arrested in a backyard on Chaparral Dr. at 11:44 a.m. At 12:27 p.m., the second suspect was collared while hiding in a backyard doghouse on Yeoman Drive. The homeowner flagged down an officer who was searching the area.  A loaded 9mm handgun was also found inside.

At a minimum, charges will include Burglary and RSP for both suspects, who claim to be 16 and 17 year old juveniles from Cleveland.

No reports of stolen chewy toys or tampering with canine food and water bowls have been received. Thank you, Westlake Police, for your dogged detective work.

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