Temecula Deputies And Police Dog Nab Suspected Stalker

Daniel Tucker, 22, was arrested on suspicion of stalking, attempted burglary, and resisting arrest, according to Sgt. Jon Wade of the Temecula Police Department.

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.

LBV Collins January 22, 2013 at 07:20 PM
"Tucker was transported to a local medical center to be treated for a dog bite and exposure to the Taser, Wade said." I can't explain why, but for some reason, that statement just brings a smile to my face. ;)
Rottmama January 22, 2013 at 07:20 PM
How is the police canine?
Adrian January 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Rottmama, that is my question!
Josh Testing January 23, 2013 at 12:55 AM
tbone January 23, 2013 at 02:08 AM
They sold the dog to some chinese people for a bbq.
tbone January 23, 2013 at 02:13 AM
The chinese people made bbq k9 with tons of garlic and a fishhead to follow.
Adrian January 23, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Tbone, at least you're consistent.
Rich January 23, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Dear Editor (Mr. Norris) Please note the above childish treatment of your Reader's Comments section. The comments of "tbone" is typical of many that post and I would hope you would take some level of action to curb it. Thank you. (My request will be copied and pasted into the Editor's contact option)
REZ10 January 23, 2013 at 11:06 AM
What, no negative comment about the police? I thought you'd be upset with one of your peeps getting hooked-up by the po-po....
wolfcreek January 23, 2013 at 03:10 PM
After being treated at the hospital the suspect was given an application for housing at the Summerhouse project. Pending any legal hearings of course.
TVOR January 23, 2013 at 05:44 PM
I hope the dog bite hurt.
Jessica Dutton January 23, 2013 at 08:22 PM
it did hurt him, i was the nieghbor that saw him, he gave me the dadliest look i t scared me so much im 13 and i was 5 feet away rom him i was so scared, he looked like he was about to hurt me, there are even blood stains on my driveway from the canine. its horrible
Jess Dutton January 23, 2013 at 08:23 PM
it did hurt him, i was the nieghbor that saw him, he gave me the dadliest look i t scared me so much im 13 and i was 5 feet away rom him i was so scared, he looked like he was about to hurt me, there are even blood stains on my driveway from the canine. its horrible
tbone January 23, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Rich apparently you do not understand the first amendment . It does not matter what one comments . It is a right to express your opinion . Just because some of you find it annoying does not mean you or anyone else has the right to seal our lips or thoughts. You are the type of person where if we dont think like you or sound like you we should be silenced . Well mrRich I also will forward a copy of this to the editor as well . You on the other hand would love nothing more then to hinder the rights of other people . If the people do not think like you . Well sorry Mr Rich but remeber your in America . The constitution is Law . If you want to be a dictator then go to China . Because it wont happen here .
tbone January 23, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Rez 10 . You know as well as I do you aint native . This for a fact I know because no native would be posting on this site . They really dont give a hoots about what happens in the city . Most of them are concerned about their own rez . So maybe you are from the I wanna be tribe . Cham-na' tuupana aaukat cham-cha oi oho'Vamma Toshino chaami . Answer oh wait you cant because your part of the wanna be tribe ehh
Brenda January 23, 2013 at 09:11 PM
I think its the "exposure" word? LOL Not sure but I get satisfaction that the dog this bozo assaulted hopefully chewed the hell out of his arm or LEG, and that he got himself BUZZED(exposed) with that Taser. I know first hand, and so does one of my daughters that "stalkers" are SERIOUS, and you have to report them continually, restraining orders, all that, everything, and call the police every single time they makeany kind of contact at work, from following you around, at home, at a day care, even wait for you to go to your church, any place! No where is sacred for them when they have to get to you. Its a sickness for them. Be SAFE and I am extremely happy the TPD took it very serious and followed this guy until the dog got him. Great job TPD. Now we just need our DA to get serious about criminals, our police take them, and pile some charges on this man who if he gets out will next time probably kill his victim. Remember that THIS time Mr. DA.
Brenda January 23, 2013 at 09:15 PM
TVOR, I sure hope he did after this Bozo assaulted him. Why do you never see a running suspect hit, bite or otherwise assault a police dog? BECAUSE the K9 BITEs harder and will NOT let go for anything.
Adrian January 23, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Are you seeking treatment, Wolfcreek? I'm sure that we can find someone to help you with your Summerhouse obsession. Is it the fear of poverty? Perhaps it's garden variety xenophobia. Do you get frothy at the thought of "others"; "them"? Maybe they don't attend the same megachurch as you, and maybe their car isn't as "soccer appropriate" as yours. I am guessing. With the proper help, you'll overcome this. Hang in there, sport.
Brenda January 23, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Rich, With this name alone, since Dec. 3rd, 2012 you have logged a total of 25 responses and most only to attack me or others. Not one comment with anything intelligent to say about the articles or others comments. Not even one with condolences on a death or even City politics? Nothing posted about Achievements by some of our Highschool students? You are here with this name for one purpose only, to harrass, call names, stalk, and demean the neighbors here who post and the Patch. As your posts show you are so irrated by all "this" that I think you need to spend more time outside in the sunshine with all your "names" to keep you company.
Adrian January 23, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Jessica, I am so glad that you were not hurt! It sounds like this guy was pretty dangerous. Thank goodness for that brave service dog that stopped him before anybody in the neighborhood was harmed!
Brenda January 24, 2013 at 12:49 AM
TBONE, I definately do NOT agree with your statements above on the police dog, just so you know. I think its lowest possible filthy inconsiderate, uncompassionate statement made on these forums, by anyone, thus far.
Brenda January 24, 2013 at 12:52 AM
This Canine Officer caught the bad guy along with TPD officers and I am happy to know the victim is ok, mostly, and so are you Jessica for even being anywhere near when this happened. Did it look like the K9 would be ok Jessica?
Sierra Mist January 24, 2013 at 01:02 AM
wolfcreek may have been kicked out of those apartments, or wolfcreek may not feel like he/she is a good enough person and therefore needs to put down others to try and build themself up.
Sierra Mist January 24, 2013 at 01:11 AM
A big thank you to our police and their K-9 unit and the residents that got involved to help catch him.
REZ10 January 24, 2013 at 12:04 PM
The one time U are actually correct. I am not a "Native" as U describe. However, unlike U, I can formulate a complete and coherent sentence. U take your hatred out on the police, but the one time U might need them I'll bet they can't get there fast enough for you, right? Just because you've been sacked up by the po-po shouldn't make U a hater. Learn from your mistakes, do your probation time, and move on to a better trailer park. :-)
john blackwood January 24, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Brenda I do have to agree with Tbone . He might think of rewording his thugs with guns but then Tbone has a right to exercise his first amendment right . His thugs with guns theory just goes to show how society is tired of the few bad apples in law enforcement . Brenda can you honestly agree that all cops are good . If you said yes then you are truly blind . Not all cops pratice Virtue , compassion , and truth along with ( honest justice ) there are police out in uniform today that are dishonest . These cops eventually get caught but its not untill after they have caused so much damage . These rogue cops are nothing but a burden and I am sure that the true honest cops out there hater these few bad apples because it reflects on them . But to honestly say every Temecula PD that I ever got a ticket from were very polite and I can say honest . If you get a ticket its because you were driving stupid . They are just doing their jobs .The traffic cops are there to give tickets not let you go . But Tbone is truly correct .But it should be the LAPD or the NYPD SFPD that are most likely to be thugs . But thank you TBONE for your knowledge .


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