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Police K-9 Catches Suspect

A hunt for a man wanted in connection with the theft of two vehicles ended with a bite from an Albuquerque police dog Tuesday afternoon as he ran through the yard of a Northeast Heights home, according to APD spokesman Tanner Tixier. Police arrested Israel Tijeria, 33, about 2 p.m. after searching neighborhoods near the intersection of Indian School and Chelwood Park. The hunt began when police attempted to serve warrants for Israel Tijeria and his brother Reyes Tijeria at a house in the 1700 block of Kirby where a stolen motorcycle and another stolen vehicle were located. Police captured Reyes Tijeria near the vehicles but his brother fled northward through the neighborhoods. Police then set up a perimeter in the area around Morrow and Algodones, just north of the intersection of Indian School and Chelwood Park.

Source: ABQ Journal