K-9 unit nabs North Shore burglars

K-9 unit nabs North Shore burglars

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Police captured two burglary suspects after a high speed chase down Gause Boulevard.

A Slidell Police Officer spotted a white Chrysler 300 speeding down the center turning lane on Robert Boulevard Friday afternoon and attempted to pull the vehicle over. According to SPD, 20-year-old Leonardo Cameron, the vehicle's driver, refused to stop and led police on a high-speed chase down Gause Boulevard.

Detectives say that Cameron and his passenger, 23-year-old Adrian McDonald, had just committed several robberies in the Slidell area by smashing in car windows and stealing the items in the vehicles.

Cameron eventually crashed the Chrysler near the entrance to the Northshore Square Mall where he and McDonald fled on foot. Officers captured Cameron after a brief chase, but K-9 units needed to be called in from the scene from the Slidell Police Department and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office to track down McDonald.

Quest, a Slidell K-9, apprehended McDonald after a nearly 30 minute search. The dog found him hiding under a house in a nearby residential area. McDonald was treated at a nearby hospital for dog bites before being booked into the Slidell City Jail.

Police say Cameron and McDonald face a "multitude of charges from the high speed chase and the burglaries. The duo may be involved in other crimes around the gulf coast as well. Detectives are currently conducting follow-up investigations to confirm that information.

"The two individuals stopped in the wrong city to commit their crimes, and their luck ran out," Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith said. "I'm proud of the combined effort of both the Slidell Police and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, which resulted in the quick capture of both suspects."

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