Lake Elsinore men suspected in a string of countywide thefts Photo source: facebook.com/hemetpolicePictured earlier this spring while healthy, loyal K-9 Duke recently apprehended a burglary suspect despite being injured. ■ By Taj Shorter / Reporter Two suspects have been charged in the officer-involved shooting that occurred May 27 when two burglary suspects tried to run down an officer and hit Hemet police dog Duke. Currently in custody is Messiah Acosta, a 36 year old Lake Elsinore resident, who has been named as one of the suspects involved, according to Hemet PD’s Lt. Eddie Pust. Acosta was charged with attempted murder, harming a police service dog, and burglary among other things. An
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