MANATEE -- Deputies arrested a car burglary suspect today after a short chase with a K9 Ranger.
Several vehicle burglaries were reported Monday and Tuesday, just north of Manatee Avenue West on 79th Street. At 5:40 a.m. today, deputies responded to the 7700 block of San Juan Avenue for another vehicle burglary, several blocks from Monday's burglaries. They did not track down any suspects, according to the sheriff's report.
At 10:41 a.m., units responded to a suspicious persons call from a homeowner on Casabella Drive. The homeowner began chasing the person, and several sheriff's units responded with the K9 deputy.
The suspect, Dominic J. Gargano, 32, was located in the area of Village Green Parkway and Manatee Avenue West. Gargano threw a camera into the storm drain and fled. After a short chase, he was apprehended by K9 Ranger, according to the report.
Gargano matched the description for the vehicle burglary reported this morning and is now a suspect to the other burglaries in the area. He was treated at Lakewood Ranch Emergency Room for a K9 bite to his arm and side. A deputy also received minor injuries during the arrest and was also treated at Lakewood Ranch.