Suspect Barricaded In Placentia Home

Heard a call that there was a suspect barricaded in a home, so I grabbed my gear and out the door I went.

Story written by  SALVADOR HERNANDEZ / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

PLACENTIA – Police used a police dog and Tasers to subdue a 21-year-old man barricaded inside a home Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

Officers believe the man was under the influence of methamphetamines, and officers used force to take him into custody, said Det. Corinne Loomis of the Placentia Police Department.

Suspect Christopher Rogers suffered a dog bite to the wrist and was taken to UCI Medical Center to be treated, she said. Officers also used a Taser.

“Because he was under the influence, he gave the dog a run for his money,” Loomis said.

Police were called to Southampton Way before 1 p.m. Thursday, where Rogers was reported to have made his way into his sister’s home.

Rogers took a shower inside the house and then barricaded himself inside when police arrived, she said.

Officers used a canine unit from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to make their way into the home and take Rogers into custody, she said.

“There was a bit of a struggle,” she said.

Rogers was being held on suspicion of burglary, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and violating a restraining order.