Parolee injures Fresno police dog in scuffle

The Fresno BeeFebruary 26, 2014 

Ramon Garcia

A wanted parolee was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly injured a police dog and tried to take a handgun away from a police officer in a central Fresno standoff.

Sgt. Carlos Frausto said the dog is back on duty after sustaining minor injuries in the incident, which occurred about 10 a.m. in the 400 block of North San Pablo Avenue.

The parolee, Ramon Garcia, 26, was sought by state parole agents on a report he had gotten into a fight with his wife. The parole agents wanted help from police to take Garcia into custody.

Frausto said that Garcia barricaded himself inside an apartment and officers forced their way in, only to find that he was hiding inside a refrigerator. Police say he injured the dog while they where trying to extricate him. Garcia was treated at Community Regional Medical Center for bites and booked into Fresno County Jail on charges of domestic assault, assaulting a police officer and other allegations.

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