Man Allegedly Tries To Strangle Police Dog In Lakeland Village; Pup Bites Back

The dog sustained a minor injury and is being treated by a veterinarian, a sheriff's sergeant said.

A man was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly tried to strangle a police dog, authorities are reporting.

Ryan Dunbar, 26, of Hemet was taken into custody shortly after 2:46 a.m. on suspicion of battery on a police service dog, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, and unlawfully driving a stolen vehicle, according to Sgt. Steve Brosche of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Earlier, deputies from the department allegedly spotted Dunbar driving a stolen vehicle in the Peppertree Mobile Home Park on Stoneman Street in Lakeland Village.

Dunbar “sped into the mobile home park and rammed his vehicle through a chain linked fence,” the sergeant said. “He fled on foot into a wash area in an attempt to elude deputies. A perimeter was set and Dunbar was located hiding in heavy brush.”

Dunbar allegedly refused deputy commands to surrender, so a K-9 was used to assist.

As the incident progressed, the suspect was bitten on the hand, Brosche said, explaining, “during the bite, Dunbar attempted to strangle the K-9 dog.”

The dog sustained a minor injury and is being treated by a veterinarian, the sergeant said.

Dunbar has been in trouble with law enforcement before. Most recently, Patch reported on his alleged involvement with band of air conditioner thieves.

Shmaht Arse February 15, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Instead of jail, they should take him to the pound and put him in a cage there.
Arthur Spooner February 15, 2013 at 08:30 PM
They should take him to a barber!
One Voice February 15, 2013 at 08:40 PM
If he is a repeat offender, then why is he out on the streets to create more hate and discontent?
Alek J Hidell February 15, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Perhaps the criminal was trying to keep from being bitten again--what is he supposed to do? Duh.... It's the only thing you CAN do, hold the mutt away from you by its neck--grabbing its paws sure wont work. Not to say I have any sympathy for this Mohican....!
Stephen Advale February 15, 2013 at 11:33 PM
The K9 took a bite outta crime! Sweet...
romeo rivers February 16, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Can you lawfully drive a stolen vehicle?
No one February 16, 2013 at 08:01 PM
One Voice: it is called "early release" and you can thank Jerry Brown! Prepare for more crimes with all these crooks out and free.
John Lloyd February 16, 2013 at 08:11 PM
With his last arrest he didn't get his picture in the news article. This time he's all pretty with his fancy hair and smiling face so maybe he won't need to get arrested anymore. Well, it could happen...
Martha L. Bridges February 16, 2013 at 09:06 PM
I'm really tired of seeing these attacks on Jerry Brown. He did not create the problems and he had no choice in the early release decision. Out jails simply cannot contain or cope with the massive number of convicts we have....
T February 16, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Why doesn't the state build more jails/prisions? There is PLEANTY of open land between here and Palm Springs or Nevada. This wouls also help employment with construction while building and then with keeping it staffed with guards and other employees after it is open. Time to stop letting the people commiting crimes have more rights than their victims or homeless that could use the help and become productive.
Papa February 17, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Taking the money for Gov. Browns bullet train would go along way towards" Sheriff Joe" type camps to house inmates
Ken Lewis February 17, 2013 at 05:26 AM
Yes if you don't get caught.
Arthur Spooner February 17, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Martha, I blame liberals in general for people like this man. Jerry Browns policies from his last reign are part of this. Liberals do not raise good children either. They have no parenting skills. Its weak minded thinking.
Arthur Spooner February 17, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Papa you are exactly right. Pink boxer shorts, tents and peanut butter and jelly!
Martha L. Bridges February 17, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Oh, Arthur, you are so comical at times, and so eager to display your single-minded prejudice against anything remotely “liberal”. No intelligent person would lump everyone they dislike in a large group of people and then say that these people are all had no parenting skills and do not raise good children either… let alone that they are all weak minded. I guess you mean that maybe a couple hundred million American people fall into this neat category just because they disagree with your narrow point of view. Seriously?
Arthur Spooner February 17, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Martha I had a great comment back at you but the Patch Police could not deal with the truth!
Arthur Spooner February 17, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Martha I am waiting for your party to take down Dr Benjamin Carson.Everytime an intelligent black man comes along who does not agree with Obama they lynch him. BC is miles ahead of BO and you all know it. I love him, he has MOXIE. Far more intelligent than any Brown or Obama. Another thing, you always bring up this WAR ON WOMEN. I am going to say that your news media has had their own war on Bachman and Palin for a very long time. How is that for a war on women?? Might be something for you to think about. The word HYPOCRITE comes to mind. oh and one more thing, I read a lot of posts from you and Carl. You are not stupid people, I give you that. You are both good writers, its just your political choices that baffle the rest of us. Liberal policies lack common sense. I of course will not add Shane to that mix because well.....he is Shane!
Constant Comment February 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Wow! Some people can write the word "lynch" and get away with it, but when I wrote about the guys hair looking like one of those boot scrapers, I get pulled? Hmmm LOL }~)
Constant Comment February 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM
I don't think its the Patch Police as much as it is the people themselves that can't deal & can't refute the truth. They are the ones that simply 'flag' the comment to make it go away. (Wouldn't want to clump these people into one category for fear of getting told off by marfa.) Chuckle.....chuckle........}~)
Reverend Smith February 20, 2013 at 05:33 AM
Rather than blame Jerry Brown because he happens to be the heir to 30 years of Republican governors from Reagan to the Governator, who gutted the education system, encouraged illegal immigration and generally made it near impossible for young people to be prepared for job that were rapidly leaving the state or being taken by the hordes from over our southern border, maybe (after we've locked up the consequences of those years like this guy) we ought to stop trying to force another philandering Governator into office in hopes his movie fantasy image will somehow clean up the streets and bring prosperity to us all. Reality people - REALITY.
Arthur Spooner February 20, 2013 at 05:56 AM
I think you need to do your homework. We have not had 30 years of republican governors. Come back when you know something.
Arthur Spooner February 20, 2013 at 05:59 AM
Another thing that cracks me up about your post, Jerry Brown was AFTER Reagan not before. Who do you blame for the City of Los Angeles?? You have Bradley, Hahn, and Villargosa. Why are they almost bankrupt??


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