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Man Arrested for Allegedly Burglarizing 4S Ranch Home

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Editor's Note: This article first posted February 13, 2014 at 09:09 AM.

A 43-year-old man was jailed Thursday on suspicion of burglarizing a home in 4S Ranch while a 12-year-old boy was home alone, authorities said.

Duane Edward Herrmann was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of residential burglary around 3:15 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Herrmann allegedly broke a window to enter the residence on the 17000 block of Holly Leaf Court around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday. The boy who was home alone called 911 and deputies arrived in time to confront Herrmann, sheriff's Sgt. James Cady said in a statement.

Deputies chased the suspect briefly before losing sight of him. Cady said that after an exhaustive search of the area, a service dog found Herrmann hiding in the backyard of a home at 9518 Lavender Star Drive. He was arrested without further incident and taken to an area hospital for treatment of dog bite injuries, Cady said.

The boy was not injured.

—City News Service

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