Dog helps catch suspect after foot chase
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Apr 11, 2013 | 2859 views | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Patterson Police Services deputies arrest Raul Salamanca, 30, of Patterson who led them on a foot chase through a residential neighborhood on the 500 block of South Third Street on Thursday afternoon.--Photo by Nick Rappley/Patterson Irrigator
Patterson Police Services deputies arrest Raul Salamanca, 30, of Patterson who led them on a foot chase through a residential neighborhood on the 500 block of South Third Street on Thursday afternoon.--Photo by Nick Rappley/Patterson Irrigator
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Patterson Police Services deputies search for Raul Salamanca, 30, of Patterson with a K-9 unit. The dog ultimately helped police arrest Salamanca after finding him in the detached garage of a home on the 500 block of South Third Street. --Photo by Nick Rappley/Patterson Irrigator
Patterson Police Services deputies search for Raul Salamanca, 30, of Patterson with a K-9 unit. The dog ultimately helped police arrest Salamanca after finding him in the detached garage of a home on the 500 block of South Third Street. --Photo by Nick Rappley/Patterson Irrigator
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A K-9 dog helped Patterson Police Services deputies arrest a 30-year-old man with several warrants on Thursday afternoon, April 11, following a 30-minute foot chase and search in south Patterson.

Deputies spotted Raul Salamanca of Patterson on the 500 block of South Third Street just before 12:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Patterson Police Services Sgt. Paul Yotsuya. They had been searching for him since Friday, April 5 because he had two warrants for narcotics possession, one for assault with a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor warrant for vandalism.

Salamanca fled behind a home at 519 S. Third St. after deputies spotted him, and then he hid in a detached garage at the residence, Yotsuya said. Deputies called for a K-9 unit at about 1 p.m. and set up a perimeter around three houses on the block as they searched for him.

Police found him in the garage with the help of a police dog and took him into custody after a short struggle that ended with the dog biting Salamanca’s leg. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of the dog bite before being taken to Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto for the warrants and for an additional count on suspicion of resisting arrest.

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jumpingjackflash
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April 12, 2013
Patterson continues to get worse. Now if they could patrol the river at the ends of Eucalyptus and Olive for all the drug selling that goes one down there. Starts Thursday evening with a steady flow of traffic in and out. Obviously not fishing when each car is only down there for about 10 minutes. But NOTHING ever gets done about it.


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