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Lebanon K-9 tracks down burglary suspect

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) -

A K-9 officer tracked down a burglary suspect during a police search in Lebanon.

Authorities were dispatched to the 1000 block of Quentin Road for an alarm at Puffs Super Value Tobacco Shop at around 1:20 a.m. on November 30.

Upon arrival police determined that someone had broken a window and burglarized the store.

A responding patrol officer saw a man with a backpack leaving the area on a bicycle. The man refused to stop for police and fled the scene into neighboring yards in the 800 block of S. 12th Street.

Police established a perimeter and deployed newly acquired K-9 Apollo to track the suspect. Apollo found the bicycle and backpack and then located the man hiding in a line of shrubbery.

The suspect had in his possession items taken in the burglary including lockbox containing cash.

Police have charged 21-year-old Justin Oliver of Lebanon with burglary, criminal trespass and possessing instruments of crime. He was arraigned and placed in Lebanon County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail.

Later that same morning at around 7:45 a.m. police were dispatched to Royer's Flowers at in the 800 block of S. 12th Street for a burglary.

When staff opened the business for the day, they discovered the office had been ransacked and a safe had been damaged but not entered. Officials determined the suspect(s) entered the building through a vent in the greenhouse portion of the business.

The investigation is ongoing, and police believe this burglary may be related to the burglary at Puffs Super Value.

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