Suspect apprehended after K-9 unit finds him in tree following burglary attempt in Dudley

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DUDLEY — A burglary attempt was thwarted early Saturday morning when Dudley police, with the aid of a K-9 unit, captured one of two suspects following a foot chase and a brief search.

Officer John Glowacki was performing a property check at Storage Plus on Schofield Ave. around 12:40 a.m. when he noticed a vehicle with its registration concealed by a cloth near two open storage units, as well as two men.

Upon calling for backup, Sgt. Chandler Boyd joined Glowacki, and they conducted a pat-down of the suspects, who resisted and attempted to flee.

After a chase that required additional police units and a K-9, one suspect managed to elude Officer Glowacki, but the other was found by K-9 Lee and Webster Police Officer Aaron Suss.

The dog tracked the man to a pine tree, where he had climbed 10-15 feet off the ground.

He complied with orders to descend and was taken into custody.

The captured suspect was identified as 38-year-old Larry O’Brien from Southbridge.

Despite efforts, the second suspect remains at large.

Inside the suspects’ vehicle, officers found two GLOCK firearms, ammunition, burglary tools, a small quantity of narcotics, and items suspected to be stolen.

O’Brien faces a litany of charges including multiple counts of breaking and entering, property destruction, possession of burglary instruments, resisting arrest, trespassing, firearm offenses, and drug possession.

He is currently detained on $10,000 cash bail and is set for arraignment at Dudley District Court on Feb. 20.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Officers received assistance from Webster Police, Massachusetts State Police, and Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Chief Karlowicz commended the cooperative efforts of the involved agencies.

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