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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A 16-year-old is in jail after Wilmington Police say he broke into a store and was bitten by a police dog.

When officers responded to an alarm at Buffaloes grocery store at 4924 Wrightsville Ave. around 12:45 they say they saw three people running from the store. Despite officers yelling commands to them to stop, they kept running into the woods.

The SABLE helicopter directed a K-9 unit to one of the suspects, who police say was hiding under a bush in the woods behind the business. K-9 Arko bit 16-year-old Guthrie William Sharkey in the face area during his arrest for breaking and entering, hinder and delay and larceny.

After police took Sharkey to the hospital for treatment, they booked him into the New Hanover County Jail under a $10,000.

WPD detectives continue to investigate.

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27 Comments on "Police dog bites suspect’s face during arrest"


southerntraveler
2015 years 9 months ago

Oh well, that’s just a work hazard, isn’t it. Little punk got what he deserved. Hope the K-canine dog doesn’t get sick.

Guest2012
2015 years 9 months ago

They mean STOP. Good job, Officer K-9 and K-9’s Partners!
Way-to-Go!!!

PublicAvenger
2015 years 9 months ago

Those dogs save hundreds of police lives a year. Bites like this are a occupational hazard for thieving punks. Not that it matters to the thief, but Buffaloe’s is a privately owned business.

When he damages and steals from them, it costs billions a year. And bankrupts thousands of small business owners. Another great job WPD. Nice job K9, protecting hard-working, small business, from parasites, like this.

And to our poor, little, young, thief. “Boo Hoo, CRYBABY”. Maybe you’ll think twice, next time you want to destroy someone’s business, or resist the police, by running. Hopefully, you’ll straighten up, and decide drugs and crime are not going to ruin your life.

Guestguest
2015 years 9 months ago

Here’s a picture of a future deadbeat adult who’ll rob and steal his way through life. Take a good look. You might see him climbing through your window quite soon.

Vog46
2015 years 9 months ago

“You might see him climbing through your window quite soon”

Oh one thing. Unlike the K – 9 cop, I won’t STOP my dog from taking his face completely off.
So he’s welcome to come through my window any time my dogs hungry (or even when he’s not)

Vog

Guest1851658
2015 years 9 months ago

Once caught, was he resisting arrest when the dog attacked? If not, why was he bitten?

Guest111
2015 years 9 months ago

OMG! Shut up!

Dummy?
2015 years 9 months ago

seriously? you must be one of these people for BSL laws as well. what kind of question is that, he ran from the cops, therefore already evading police, the dog sensed something apparently, dogs aren’t stupid, unlike you apparently.

Weirdo
2015 years 9 months ago

Im wondering the same thing?

Guest432
2015 years 9 months ago

Shortly after committing a felony the suspect is hiding in the bushes in the dark after being commanded to stop, then yes, at that point he is resisting being arrested. The officers cannot see in the dark and have no idea if this guy is armed, so the dog is sent in to do his job. None of this occurred to you?

Guestsquare
2015 years 9 months ago

You are a moron. The suspect ran from police and was foumd hiding under a bush (repeat, UNDER A BUSH) and the dog bit him! Good! The criminal deserves it! And, if you can’t comprehend, then you are either too stupid to read the news article or too stupid to comprehend the news ariticle! Either way, you are a MORON!

Guest4567
2015 years 9 months ago

Compliant suspects are not controlled (bitten) by police dogs.

Brant
2015 years 9 months ago

Just a few scratches. The dog barely bit him. No doubt the K9 could of ripped his face off if it wanted to. And neither the cops nor the dog knew it was just a dumb kid.

Guestsyp
2015 years 9 months ago

I hope the dog doesn’t catch anything from low-life. I hope he is up on his distemper shots

johanna r
2015 years 9 months ago

Good doggie! Next time go for the privates too…then rinse thoroughly with listerine…

GuestBullShit
2015 years 9 months ago

When the Gesthapo says Halt, das means HALT!

guesty
2015 years 9 months ago

What is wrong honey? Did the mean ole police write you a ticket? Are you butthurt?

Guest2012
2015 years 9 months ago

Once again, Great Job to K-9 Officer and his fellow officers on that call, that night. Thank you for doing your best to apprehend a scumbag criminal before he could continue to ravish his neighborhood.

To the Gesthapo commenter: Many of Wilmington finest are Veterans and fought for your freedom to make any assinine comments you wish to make. America is still Proud to be a nation that enjoys bestowing her citizens First Amendment rights, no matter how ridiculous.

However, to make a comment like THAT, we understand that you are very, very low functioning.

THANKS COPS~ A JOB WELL DONE!!!

Guest432
2015 years 9 months ago

So the police should have let the thief go on his merry way or what? You see a similarity in the “Gesthapo” and the police catching a thief who broke into a citizen’s business? If you think the WPD is the Gesthapo you are free to escape to another country. Or if you feel so bad for the thief go bond him out and support him.

tke
2015 years 9 months ago

Everyone!!!! Pay attention to this. When you cannot win an argument because you have no case—start the name calling.

Guest-o-matic
2015 years 9 months ago

…send in the K9’s while telling them they are getting get their @$$ bitten!

Guest CommonTater
2015 years 9 months ago

a non-criminal has to worry with. Ja?

Andee
2015 years 9 months ago

Ya I know this boys family and it doesn’t surprise me on bit! What he is taught as a kid he learns to apply as a young adult!

Tooth brush
2015 years 9 months ago

I hope someone brushed this piece of crap off that dog’s teeth…..

GuestReality
2015 years 9 months ago

“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne.

thumpp
2015 years 9 months ago

-When with a friend and being chased by a dog, one only needs to outrun the friend, not the dog.

-When someone named “Sharkey” gets bit by anything, it is ironic.

-If stealing is what you like to do, quit running from dogs and start running for office…

Guest CommonTater
2015 years 9 months ago

ahead for this moron huh? “We” start paying their room and board earlier and earlier it seems.

 

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