A Clearlake police dog Tuesday evening caught a suspected car thief running from police and officers then arrested the man's girlfriend when she tried to interfere with the man's arrest, said Clearlake police Wednesday.
Suspect Lloyd Lewis, 22, was taken to a hospital for treatment of at least one dog bite wound before he was booked into the Lake County Jail.
Officers went to a 10th Street home at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday looking for Lewis.
He'd become a suspect in a theft Monday in town of a 1966 Ford Mustang, said Sgt. Tim Hobbs in a press release.
Resident Candace Conzet, 25, told Hobbs, who was one of the officers, that Lewis wasn't there. But the sergeant then spotted the man inside the home, heading toward a back door.
As Lewis ran from the home he ignored orders from Officer Elvis Cook to stop or else have the dog after him, Hobbs said.
Max quickly caught Lewis and police took the man into custody.
Conzet was arrested after she'd been yelling at officers and repeatedly tried to push Officer Cook away from Lewis as the suspect was being arrested, according to the release.
With Lewis in handcuffs, the woman ran from the house. Officers stopped and arrested her on suspicion of resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer.
While in the back seat of a patrol car she kicked a rear window and the officers added suspicion of vandalism to the list of arrest charges.
Lewis was arrested on suspicion of car theft, possessing of stolen property and resisting arrest.
Both were booked into the jail.
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Karen Aycock, 56, Santa Rosa
Christina Hanson, 27, Santa Rosa
Linda Tunis, 69, Santa Rosa
Carol Collins-Swasey, 76, Santa Rosa
Lynne Anderson Powell, 72, Santa Rosa
Arthur Tasman Grant, 95, Santa Rosa
Suiko Grant, 75, Santa Rosa
Donna Mae Halbur, 80, Larkfield
Leroy Peter Halbur, 80, Larkfield
Valerie Lynn Evans, 75, Santa Rosa
Carmen Caldentey Berriz, 75, Apple Valley (vacationing in Santa Rosa)
Michael John Dornbach, 57, rural Calistoga
Veronica Elizabeth McCombs, 67, Santa Rosa
Carmen Colleen McReynolds, 82, Santa Rosa
Sharon Rae Robinson, 79, Santa Rosa
Mike Grabow, 40, Santa Rosa
Daniel Martin Southard, 71, Santa Rosa
Lee Chadwick Roger, 72, Glen Ellen
Roy Howard Bowman, 87, Redwood Valley
Irma Elsie Bowman, 88, Redwood Valley
Kai Logan Shepherd, 14, Redwood Valley
George Chaney, 89, Napa
Edward Stone, 79, Napa
Charles Rippey, 100, Napa
Sara Rippey, 98, Napa
Sally Lewis, 90, Napa
Teresa Santos, 50, Napa
Garrett Paiz, 38, Missouri