Santa Rosa man arrested for vandalism at historic home

SANTA ROSA (KRON) — A historic Luther Burbank home and Garden building was broken into early this morning according to police.

At 2:15 a.m. police responded to an alarm at the site at Sonoma and Santa Rosa avenues to discover a broken window on the south side of the Luther Burbank home, Sgt. Jonathan Wolf said.

Before entering the building Luis Pena, a K9 officer, announced he and his dog Hoss were entering the building giving the opportunity to anyone inside to submit to police custody.

When no one responded, the dog and the officer entered the building and noticed a man inside who had his hands tucked up against his chest and was holding a black object, Wolf said.

Police asked the suspect to show his hands and get on the floor, but when the suspect did not cooperate with the officer the dog bit the suspect’s arm and leg, and he eventually fell to the ground, Wolf said. He was then taken into custody.

Police confirmed there was no one else in the building and that the suspect broke a window to get inside, Wolf said. The suspect broke a window, ripped an alarm from the wall and defecated on the floor according to the sergeant.

The suspect was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for dog bites and was then booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of trespassing, vandalism and resisting arrest. At this time police have not released the suspects name.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

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