The Los Banos Police Department is investigating a series of car burglaries at a towing company that resulted in the death of a dog.
Police responded to a report of a burglary at Steitz Towing Service in the 2900 block of East Pacheco Boulevard at 10:14 a.m. Police discovered the suspect gained entry through a fence surrounding the business and burglarized several cars.
Police said the suspect encountered two dogs, one was killed and the other was injured. Police declined to provide details about the injuries to the dogs.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Los Banos Police Department at (209) 827-7070, ext. 0.
To leave an anonymous tip, call 209-827-7070, ext. 288. Tip also can be left at the Police Department's webpage at www.losbanos.org. At the bottom of the "Contact" page, click on the "report graffiti and other crime" link or visit the Merced Area Crime Stoppers by telephone at (855) 725-2420, or at www.mercedareacrimestoppers.org.