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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