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Pasco K-9 finds man suspected of robbing woman

PASCO – A dog bite revealed a hidden suspect under a house on North Owen Avenue in Pasco on Wednesday afternoon.

Antonio Lopez Alfaro, 34, of Pasco, was arrested for kidnapping, assault in the second degree, and robbery in the second degree, according to Pasco police.

The Tri-Cities Regional SWAT team and Pasco K-9 officer Josh Madsen and his partner K-9 Elan surrounded the house in the 200-block of North Owen and used a public address system in an attempt to convince Alfaro to surrender for arrest.

Officers entered the home with a warrant around noon.

"When he was not located upstairs, the crawlspace was checked. Fresh shoeprints were a clear giveaway, and Alfaro was given more commands to come out and surrender. When he failed to, K-9 Elan led the search team and located Alfaro with a bite to the arm," reported police.

Alfaro was treated by EMTs at the scene before being taken to jail.

"The arrest process broke a water supply pipe, which (the fire department) was good enough to turn off," state police.

Alfaro is accused of choking a woman on Saturday night until she passed out, hitting her with his fists, refusing to leave, and then took "some items" before he left.

"Officers observed non-life-threatening injuries and bruises on her consistent with that account," stated police.

Police ask anyone with additional information about this case to call emergency dispatch at 509-628-0333 about case 20-28856 Robbery, or email Det. Jon Davis at [email protected]

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