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Local dog takes a bite out of crime—helps police clear five burglaries

January 23, 2015

AUSTIN – A cameo from a heroic canine highlighted the night at the Austin Police Department Region 4 Commander’s Forum, as residents filled the room while district representatives recapped 2014 crime numbers, discussed upcoming initiatives and recognized outstanding citizens (two and four-legged). The crowd then got one-on-one time with their representative.

Asia, a Great Dane owned by south Austin residents Mary and Christina Green helped the cops catch intruders on two occasions. First, burglars tried to break into their home while the Greens were sleeping. Asia was then let outside and chased after the suspects, who were on the roof. Police then came and arrested the suspects after a 911 call from Mary.

Ten days later, Asia spotted intruders trying to break into their neighbor’s house and started barking. The owners noticed the robbery taking place and once again called 911 with the burglars’ license plate information. The burglars were once again caught.

“This dog has enabled us to catch four suspects and we were able to clear no less than five burglaries that had taken place in her neighborhood,” Commander Nicholas Wright said.

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