SAN LEANDRO -- A 31-year-old domestic violence suspect tried to escape police Sunday night, even trying to hide in a crawl space beneath a house, but a patrol dog ultimately tracked him down, police said.
Officers arrested Charles Fryer on suspicion of resisting arrest after finding him in a crawl space under the home, police said. About 7:25 p.m. an officer stopped Fryer for allegedly riding a bicycle along the 1100 block of Davis Street without safety lights.
After providing the officer with his name, police said Fryer dropped the bike and ran off into a nearby neighborhood, running through several yards. The office chased after Fryer, but eventually lost sight of him.
Additional officers and a police canine team responded and conducted a yard-to-yard search, attempting to locate Fryer. A patrol dog sniffed him out and found him hiding in the tight crawl space beneath a house on the 1300 block of Orchard Avenue, police said. He was transported to a hospital where he was being treated for injuries he suffered from the police dog.
At the time of his arrest, Fryer was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants including one for domestic violence, police said.
After he is released from the hospital, police said he will be booked at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.
Citizens can also send an anonymous tip by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411. In addition, anonymous tips can be submitted on the police department's website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/at.asp
Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.