With the help a K-9 police dog, law enforcement officials ferreted out a 25-year-old Moorpark man who barricaded himself inside a mobile home for three hours Tuesday night.
Moorpark police arrested Mike Costa for burglary and resisting arrest after he leaped out the front window of the mobile home while trying to evade officers, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department officials said.
Officers were uncertain why Costa had locked himself inside.
The three-hour standoff began shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday when police received a call of a burglary in progress at the Villa del Arroyo Mobile Home Estates on Los Angeles Avenue.
When the officers arrived, they saw a man inside the mobile home and attempted to make contact with him. But the man locked the door and barricaded himself inside, officials said. He was the only person in the home.
Officials attempted to coax him out, but ended up entering the residence with a K-9 police dog and several officers.
“They went inside searching for the suspect,” Sgt. Rick Hindman said. “The dog got to the room where the suspect was and he [the suspect] jumped out the window.”
The suspect attempted to run from the officers, but was taken into custody.