Jul 13, 2015
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A Richmond police dog may have been all bark and no bite, but that’s only because a 22-year-old burglary suspect on Friday made the wise decision of not attempting to flee from the pooch, police said.

The incident unfolded about 5:35 p.m. in the 400 block of 35th Street, where police went to a home in order to arrest Gregory Johnson of Richmond on a burglary warrant.

When officers knocked on the door, Johnson fled. A K-9 team was dispatched to search for him, police said, and police dog Ronin caught Johnson’s scent, leading officers to the crawl space of a nearby house.

“K-9 Officer Palma gave out several verbal warnings and asked the suspect to give up,” police said. “Well, after hearing Ronin’s bark and the warnings, the suspect made a good decision and crawled out from under the house and gave up.”

RPD said it is happy to report no one was injured.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.