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Reno police, sheriff’s K9 find, arrest burglary suspect
by Tribune Staff
Apr 08, 2012 | 858 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — A K9 officer from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office sniffed out a suspected burglar Saturday afternoon.

Donald Luna, 46, was arrested and charged with residential burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription after the police dog tracked him through a drainage ditch and found him hiding in heavy vegetation.

At 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Reno police officers responded to the 3200 block of Everett Drive on a report of a homeowner chasing a burglary suspect. The suspect reportedly fled from the residence on foot, eastbound along Interstate 80. A perimeter was established and Washoe County K9 units responded to assist with the search.

A K9 unit tracked the suspect through a drainage ditch under I-80 where he was found hiding in an area of heavy vegetation. He was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of the victim’s property, according to police.

Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, report online at or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword “SW.”

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