Brockton police officer John Sturdevant and his dog, Mason.
By Elaine Allegrini
GateHouse News Service
Posted Jul 15, 2008 @ 05:28 PM
A search for suspects in an early-morning burglary ended when a Brockton police dog captured and bit two Weymouth teens, one so severely that he was taken to a Boston Hospital for treatment, police said.
Jared Kenney, 19, of Burkhill Street, Weymouth, was taken to a Boston hospital for treatment of extensive damage to his ear from the dog bite and released later Monday, according to Deputy Police Chief Christopher Cutter. William LeBlanc, 18, of Bald Eagle Road, Weymouth, was treated at an area hospital for a dog bite.
They were bitten by Mason, Brockton police officer John Sturdevant's dog. The men were among four suspects in the 3 a.m. break-in at Sun's Up Tanning Salon, Cutter said.
They were found under bushes in the area of the break as state, Whitman and Brockton police assisted Abington at the scene.
Cortney Colclough, 18, of Garey Street, Weymouth, was also found hiding under a bush while Jesse McCabe, 19, of Willacoochee, Ga., was arrested when he walked out of a yard in the area, Cutter said.
The suspects ran through backyards along Niles Street where they were captured.
"It's frightening to realize this is going on in your side yard," said a resident who described the neighborhood as typically quiet and safe.
"Outstanding performance by the Abington police officers dealing with hiding criminals in my yard," the resident said..
The suspects entered the building through a window and fled through a back door, bringing with them a pink box that was later identified as a tool box from the salon, Cutter said.
"It appeared they were trying to open the safe," he said. "When the alarm sounded, they took off."
The men were arrested and charged with breaking and entering night to commit a felony, conspiracy, malicious destruction of property over $250, possession of burglar's tools.