Alameda County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man on suspicion of burglary in Sunol after he was captured by sheriff's K-9 Queen following a tumble down a steep hill and an intense struggle, authorities said on Friday.
Deputies were dispatched to Niles Canyon Road in unincorporated Sunol on a report of a burglary in progress, according to sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly.
They soon spotted their suspect -- later identified as Noorallah Kasir -- running away from the scene up a steep hill, according to Kelly. K-9 Queen then arrived at the scene and located the suspect after a lengthy track in the challenging terrain.
"K-9 Queen apprehended the suspect and they both rolled over 100 yards down the hill," Kelly said. "The suspect tried to fight K-9 Queen, but she would not let go. After an intense struggle with our K-9, Kasir was taken into custody."
Kasir, 52, of Hayward was treated for dog bites at a local hospital and then booked into the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on suspicion of burglary. He was out on bail for an alleged robbery in Hayward and is also on felony probation, according to Kelly.
Queen was taken to the veterinarian for precautionary reasons after the tumble and has now returned to full duty, Kelly said.