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.

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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