VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - About 7:00 Sunday morning, the Valdosta Police Department responded to a burglary in progress on Pineview Drive, when a citizen called 911 to report suspicious activity.
Officers found an open window at the rear of the house, and called for a VPD K-9 unit.
They yelled to the house that they would turn the dog loose if the suspect didn't come out on his own.
Derek Cole yelled out to keep the dog tied up, and police told to him to crawl back out the open window, where he was arrested and taken to the Lowndes County Jail.
Cole is being charged with Burglary and Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, and has an active arrest warrant in Hamilton County, Florida.
The Valdosta Police Department says this another example of how community involvement led to the capture of a criminal, and can reduce crime in our neighborhoods.
Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145. You can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.