Manatee deputies chase down burglary suspects using helicopter, canines
MANATEE -- Calls about a home burglary in Bradenton at 10:08 p.m. Thursday led to a foot chase of two suspects down several streets, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Neighbors called deputies to the 2000 block of Hopkins Drive West after hearing glass break at a house, according to the release. Two undercover deputies reportedly saw a broken window and started searching the backyard.
Two men hiding in the yard jumped over a fence and started running, deputies reported. The deputies chased them toward a perimeter set by other law enforcement, but the suspects saw the perimeter and veered off.
Deputies continued to track the suspects through multiple calls from people reporting the suspects were running through their yards, and using law enforcement canines and a helicopter.
A canine found one suspect, John P. Haskett, 27, in the 6100 block of Dartmouth Drive, and he immediately surrendered.
The other suspect, described only as a man wearing jeans and light-colored shirt, reportedly escaped.
Burglary victims included an 80-year-old woman who was out of town and a 68-year-old man, who said he wanted to press charges.
Haskett was charged with two counts of burglary, resisting arrest without violence and criminal mischief. He was held in the Manatee County jail.