Cargo Burglars Nabbed by CHP and LAPD

July 16, 2007

Los Angles: Officers working the Foothill Predator Apprehension Team joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Cargo Interdiction Program and nabbed three cargo burglars in Van Nuys.

On Friday, July 13, 2007, at about 12:40 a.m., Foothill Officers assisted CHP with their operation involving a bait truck at the 14200 block of Arminta Street. Three suspects were seen burglarizing the cargo trailer and LAPD units were called to effect the arrest of the suspects. Two suspects were detained without incident.

Foothill uniform and plain-clothes officers chased the third suspect on foot. The suspect ran to an access road at the 7800 block of Nelson Road and attempted to scale a ten-foot fence. As he neared the top of the fence, officers were able to grab him by the legs and pull him off the fence. He fell from the fence and struck his face on the ground.

The suspect, identified as Jonathon Dennis, 30, was transported and admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

The CHP handled the arrest of the three suspects. Forced Investigation Division personnel are handling the Law Enforcement Related Injury (LERI) investigation.