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Police dog tracks down suspected burglar

September 20. 2011 2:08PM

MANCHESTER - A police dog tracked down and caught a suspected burglar on Tuesday.

Police say Jared Fournier, 33, attempted to steal two bottles of wine from a residence on Coolidge Avenue. When police arrived, the suspect fled, jumping a fence and descending a steep wooded embankment toward the Eddy Road area.

An officer sent the canine, Bud, after the suspect, who followed him over the fence, down the embankment and through thick woods and brush. Catching up to the suspect, Bud bit and held him until the officers were able to place him in custody.

Two bottles of wine, believed to have been discarded by Fournier, were identified as property of the home owners.

It appears the suspect got into the house by forcing open a rear window.

Fournier was charged with burglary, resisting arrest and violation of bail conditions.

He was transported to CMC Hospital for treatment of bite wounds to his buttocks, as well as other minor cuts and abrasions.

Fournier has several prior charges, and he was charged in July for the third time as a habitual offender.

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