With the help of a sheriff’s K-9 unit, a suspected stalker was arrested Sunday evening by deputies from the Temecula Police Department, authorities are reporting.
Menifee resident Daniel Tucker, 22, was picked up after he led deputies on search through Temecula neighborhoods, reported Sgt. Jon Wade of the Temecula Police Department.
The alleged trouble began around 5:33 p.m. when deputies responded to the 42000 block of Jolene Court regarding a report of a man attempting to break into a residence there.
“The reporting party stated that a male, dressed in all black, was attempting to break into the residence and was a suspected stalker,” Wade said.
The man fled on foot prior to deputies’ arrival, so a search of the area ensued, Wade explained.
“As officers checked the immediate area, they were flagged down by residents on an adjacent street. The neighbors reported seeing a male dressed in all black run across the street and jump the fence into the rear yard of their residence,” Wade continued.
A perimeter was set up and a K-9 unit was called in, the sergeant said.
A short time later, deputies found the suspect hiding in the back yard of a home in the 42000 block of Devant Court, but the man kept the chase on, Wade said.
“The suspect fled on foot in an attempt to evade the officers and was eventually captured with the use of a police canine,” Wade said.
“After the suspect continued to resist arrest and assaulted the police canine, a Taser was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody,” Wade said.
Tucker was transported to a local medical center to be treated for a dog bite and exposure to the Taser, Wade said.
“He was later admitted into another medical center pending future booking at the Robert Presley Detention Center on the following charges: stalking, attempted residential burglary and resisting arrest,” Wade said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Wade at the Temecula Police Department: (951)-696-3000.
Editor's Note: A booking photo of the suspect will be posted when it becomes available.