RPD: Residents Confront Burglar Inside Apartment, K9 Helps Apprehend Suspect

When a Redding man returned to his apartment Tuesday night to find a burglar, a fight began, according to police. 24-year-old Geoffrey McKay of Klamath Falls, Oregon had allegedly rummaged through the apartment on Polk Street and packaged a number of things he had intended to take with him when he left. He apparently didn’t leave soon enough, though. When the resident walked in, McKay reportedly assaulted him and the two fought before McKay fled. The victim called Redding Police and responding officers saw McKay running through the neighborhood. He was caught after a short foot pursuit but reportedly violently resisted until Chase the K9 was allowed to help with the apprehension. After a trip to the hospital, McKay was booked into jail.