Theft suspects caught in Springfield hiding behind shed

A police dog was used to find the two suspects

Tyler Hurst was arrested in Springfield, Mass. for allegedly breaking into cars. November 28, 2016 (Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested two theft suspects, early Monday morning, after a witness reported they were trying to get into unlocked cars.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, officers were called to a home on Wildwood Avenue, around 1:43 a.m. Monday, to speak with a witness who reported seeing two suspects attempting to break into cars and sheds.

The witness called 911 after seeing the suspects through his window, stealing items from cars that were unlocked, Delaney said. He stayed on the line with police as the suspects then allegedly walked into backyards and attempted to break into sheds.

Delaney said K-9 Officer Dan McKay and his partner Chase were called in to help with the search of the two suspects in the area. After some time, McKay and Chase found the suspects hiding in a back yard, behind a shed.

The officers also allegedly found the items that were stolen from the cars broken into, Delaney said. One of the suspects arrested was a juvenile, while the other was 20-year-old Tyler Hurst of 38 Kamuda Street, Indian Orchard.

Hurst was charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle for a Felony, and four counts of Attempted Breaking and Entering for a Felony. Delaney said Hurst was held Monday morning for his arraignment before a judge.