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Rockford police use K-9 to stop burglar

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Rockford Police respond to a burglary and had to use a K-9 to stop one of the thieves.

It happened just before 3AM this morning at the Valencia apartments on Fisher Avenue.

Officers got to the scene and found a witness who told them someone was stealing air conditioners from inside the building. Officers used a dog to search the building and found two suspects. One was bitten by the police dog. The other was arrested without incident. Candace Hammond was treated at a hospital for her injuries and William Purnell was taken to jail. Both are charged with burglary and criminal damage to property.

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