Police arrested a man after he was found wandering around a Thornlie home with a torch in the early hours of this morning.
The homeowners called police just before 1am after the man allegedly shone a light into their Camborne Way home.
When officers arrived at the scene the man allegedly jumped over a number of fences and tried to flee on foot.
A short time later, a police dog allegedly found the man in the backyard of a nearby home.
A police spokesman said the dog handler told the man he should surrender or the dog would be released.
“The man surrendered and was taken into custody,” he said.
“The man had injured his ankle ... and was taken to Armadale Hospital for treatment and further inquiries.”