K9 unit leads police to burglary suspect in Medford

EVESHAM TWP., N.J. - March 6, 2014

It was 6:00 p.m. Tuesday when Evesham police officers responded to a burglary of an unlocked vehicle on the 300 block of Berkshire Way.

While canvassing the area, officers discovered more unlocked vehicles that had been burglarized.

Police then received another 911 call from a resident about a suspicious person, just a few blocks away from where officers were conducting their investigation.

After setting up a perimeter, officers awaited the arrival of a K9 Unit. Police say after arriving at the scene, K9 "Brody" quickly picked up the suspect's scent, leading officers directly to the unlocked door of a home in Medford Township.

Officers then ordered anyone inside the home to exit, and that's when the suspect darted out the front door and fled into a nearby wooded area.

Despite his attempt to escape, officers quickly apprehended the suspect.

The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Alex Tagliaferro of Martlon, was charged with seven counts of 3rd degree burglar and 4th degree Resisting Arrest in Evesham Township. In addition, Medford Township Police charged Tagliaferro for burglarizing three homes.

Tagliaferro remains jailed in default of $200,000 bail.

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