City police officers often respond to false alarms, but nothing was false about an alarm at Dick’s Liquors last week.
Police responded to a burglar alarm around 4 a.m. last Tuesday at the restaurant and bar. One officer went to the front and one to the back.
The one in back found an open door on the bottom floor, and he saw a man running away from him, Police Chief Gary Gold said.
The officer, Lt. Juan Montaño, chased after the man on foot a block or two. The man jumped a fence, but Montaño captured him, Gold said.
Montaño ordered the man, identified as Allan Peres, 30, of Las Vegas, to show his hands. Peres refused at first but finally gave in, Gold said. The officer recognized Peres.
Officers viewed a surveillance video and identified Peres as the man in Dick’s Liquors, who was recorded looking around for stuff near the cash register, Gold said.
Peres at first denied that he had gone into the store, saying he ran away when he was outside the building because he was scared of the officer, police said.
However, when officers told Peres that they saw him on the video, the suspect acknowledged it was him, police said. He was then charged with burglary and obstructing and resisting arrest and was taken into custody.