Photo: K9 Hylas and partner
Originally appeared as a Palm Springs Police Department Facebook post –
Officers responded to a commercial business in the 4100 block of E Palm Canyon Drive regarding a possible burglary in progress.
Witnesses reported seeing three males trying to kick in a door to the location and described all three subjects as wearing dark clothing, hooded sweatshirts and carrying flashlights.
Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the call and as they approached the location, officers saw two males run in different directions. The first suspect identified as Ryan Butler, 45 years old, from Los Angeles was caught almost instantly and surrendered without incident.
The second male suspect identified as Brian Flowers, 50 years old, from Los Angeles. continued to run and posed a significant risk to the officers. K9 Hylas was deployed was able to catch and hold Flowers until officers caught up and took him into custody.
It is believed a third suspect was at the location and PSPD officers requested assistance from the California Highway Patrol Helicopter 60. However, the third suspect was not located.
A search of the business revealed several power tools left behind that were used by the suspects to gain entry to the location.
These suspects were apprehended thanks to the keen observation of the citizens walking by the location and we thank them for making the call that resulted in these significant arrests.
Both suspects were booked into the Smith Correctional Facility on burglary related charges.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Two arrested in commercial burglary was last modified: October 20th, 2020 by