Man and his dog appear in burglary surveillance video, pair recognized, man arrested

LASD car. Signal file photo.
LASD car. Signal file photo.

Man’s best friend turned out to be something less than that this week when a Newhall man was arrested after he appeared with his dog in video surveillance footage of an alleged burglary, and was recognized.

On July 31, about 3 a.m., a commercial burglary occurred at a business located on the 23600 block of Lyons Avenue, in Newhall.

“Store personnel reported that an unknown male adult gained access to the business through a rear door,” said Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“He allegedly picked up cases of beer and left. Video footage shared with deputies showed a male white adult with a dog,” she said.

“A deputy recognized the male and black pit bull from a previous contact,” she added.

On Monday, the deputy spotted the suspect in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

A 58-year-old Newhall man was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary.

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