A 17-year-old male Novato resident was arrested on suspicion of thefts from approximately 25 vehicles early this morning on San Carlos Way, according to a news release from Novato police.
At around 2 a.m., Novato Police Department patrol officers responded to the area on the report of two suspects who were entering unlocked vehicles. The reporting party chased the suspects and they dropped property on the ground as they fled, police said.
A K9 unit----tracked one of the suspects to Miwok Park, where he was taken into custody.
Metz, a Belgian malinois, arrived last year at Novato PD and began training with his handler, Officer Ames, in August.
A canvas of the area was conducted and officers located approximately 25 vehicles that appeared to have been entered by the suspects, police said. The owners of the vehicles were contacted and the loss is still being determined at this time.
Police said they are looking for a second suspect described as a Hispanic male adult, 5'6", thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black backpack.
If you have any information about these thefts or the identity of the suspect, please contact the .
The Novato Police Department urges citizens to keep their vehicles locked and remove all valuables.