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Burglary suspect nabbed after short foot pursuit

The Turlock Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of burglary after he allegedly tried to break into a home in order to kill a dog that had injured his son.

The effort was unsuccessful and only succeeded in landing the suspect, identified as David Fannon, 27, in Stanislaus County Jail.

The police department was dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Monroe Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a burglary in progress.

The officers arrived to find Fannon standing in the driveway next to his blue Chevy Suburban and the resident of the Monroe home arrived soon after.

The resident told the officers that Fannon’s juvenile son had been in the home previously and that “a dog jumped on him, causing an injury,” said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The resident told the officers that Fannon threatened to kill the dog for his son’s injury. He also said Fannon tried to get in the house with a crow bar.

Fannon denied trying to break into the home but officers did find a crow bar in his vehicle.

Officers were in the process of putting Fannon in handcuffs when he suddenly yanked away from them and then challenged them to fight, Parmley said. Fannon then turned and ran away from the officers, prompting a foot pursuit.

Fannon was located and detained in the 300 block of E. Olive Avenue.

He was booked into jail on charges of burglary, resisting arrest, obstructing an officer and a probation violation.