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Burglary Suspect Still at Large

Police shut down two block area around Huntley Drive south of Melrose Avenue looking for residential burglary suspect. K-9 and helicopter units also called to scene.

A burglary suspect was at large today after eluding Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who searched for him for three- and-a-half hours, authorities said.

The residential burglary in the 600 block of Huntley Drive, just south of Melrose Avenue, took place about 9 p.m. Tuesday, said Sgt. Dave Valentine, the watch commander at the sheriff's West Hollywood Station.

Deputies shut down an area of around two blocks around the burglary site and used K-9 units and helicopters to search the area for the suspect.

"Unfortunately we didn't find him," Valentine said. "The search was shut down about 12:30 a.m.," but the investigation is continuing, he said.

Valentine said he had no details on what was stolen by the burglar, who was unarmed and hurt no one. No suspect description was immediately released.

scott ferguson August 22, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Thanks for the info. It basically kept all of the west end of WeHo and surrounding areas awake last night if we had open windows. The sheriff's dept claims, I think with some legitimacy, that the crime rate is lower here (which it definitely is) because the "pros" steer clear of our city, knowing that this sort of response makes it easier to catch them.

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