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K-9 Tracks Down Suspect in Burglary & Car Theft

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Oct 24 2012 12:12:49 PM CDT
Halstead, Seth Mugshot
REDDING, Calif. -

Redding Police used a canine to track down a burglary suspect early Wednesday morning.    Seth David Halstead, 21 of Redding, was booked into the Shasta County Jail on a series of charges including burglary and vehicle theft.

Officers responded to 757 Coronado Street at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday.

A neighbor had called 911 to report that he had seen a vehicle park in front of the home and a man enter the residence. The neighbor had prior knowledge that the residents were not at home.

Police found the rear door of the home had been forced open and the home ransacked.  

A man exited the home carrying items and ran as officers arrived on scene. Officers located a 1999 silver Toyota 4Runner parked in front of the address. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Cottonwood on September 24.

A canine was deployed to track the suspect.  He was eventually located in the back yard of 754 Loma Street.

Police said Halstead is currently on probation for burglary. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

He was booked into the Shasta County Jail for residential burglary, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and violation of probation.