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* Santa Rosa Man Rogelio Campos-Mendoza Arrested In Stolen Car

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Santa Rosa police arrested an 18-year-old man late Wednesday night on suspicion of driving a 2004 Lexus that was reported stolen in San Mateo earlier in the day. Rogelio Campos-Mendoza, of Santa Rosa, was taken into custody after he refused to surrender and was bitten by a police dog, Sgt. Lisa Banayat said. The dog,”Boz” suffered a cut on the head during the arrest and Campos Mendoza was treated for a dog bite and booked into the Sonoma County jail, Banayat said.A police detective assigned to the Sonoma County Auto Theft Task Force spotted the stolen Lexus traveling on state Highway 12 near U.S. Highway 101 around 10:30 p.m., Banayat said.Patrol officers found the Lexus parked in front of a S. Wright Road residence west of Santa Rosa. The occupants of the Lexus ran into the residence when they saw police, Banayat said.Police set up a perimeter and searched surrounding properties, Banayat said. An officer and the police dog found the two occupants hiding in a nearby yard.Police ordered the men to come out or they would release the police dog, Banayat said. Donte Jackson, 18, of Santa Rosa, surrendered but was arrested for resisting arrest, Banayat said.Campos-Mendoza was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest and causing injury to a police dog, police said.

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