Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Monday, Oct. 11 @ 4:22 p.m. / Crime

Burglary Suspect Jumps From Second-Story Window to Flee Police, Sustains Broken Hand, CCPD Chief Says


A 35-year-old Crescent City man sustained a broken hand attempting to flee from police during an interrupted burglary-in-process Sunday morning.

Antoine Roberson allegedly jumped out of a second-story window after Crescent City Police Sgt. Anthony Lopez and his K9 partner, Lt. Kai caught him inside a home on the 200 block of Wendell Street at about 5:22 a.m., according to CCPD Chief Richard Griffin.

Responding to a report of a possible burglary, Lopez found that someone had forced entry into the home, according to Griffin. After he jumped, Roberson allegedly fled about a half block before Lt. Kai and Lopez apprehended him, Griffin said.

“(Roberson said) he heard the dog was going to be deployed and that’s why he jumped out the window,” Griffin said. “The K9 did apprehend him, but he didn’t receive injury from that. The dog got a hold of his clothing.”

Crescent City Police officers cited Antoine Roberson and released him due to his injuries, Griffin said. Roberson, who faces charges of burglary, vandalism and resisting arrest, is scheduled to appear in the Del Norte County Courthouse on Dec. 10, according to Griffin.

“He had a broken hand and he had injuries to his foot, leg and knee,” Griffin said. “We cited and released him due to the extent of his injuries to get medical care.”

CCPD Officers Lo and Balch also responded to the scene as did Del Norte County Sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol, according to Griffin.


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