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Suspect Treed After K-9 Unit Called

KSAL StaffAugust 16, 2013

A man suspected of trying to break in to a Topeka motel was caught hiding in a tree after police dogs were called in to help in the search.

Police were called to the motel early Friday on a report of an attempted break in. The suspect ran from the area as police arrived and headed into a heavily wooded area.

Police officers established a perimeter around the area and called for assistance from its K-9 unit and the Kansas Highway Patrol. After a brief search, K-9 officers located the suspect hiding in a tree.

Police spokeswoman Kristen Veverka says it took the suspect about an hour to come down from the tree.

He was taken into custody, and formal charges are pending.

Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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