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Joshua Torres Arrested After Perimeter Search In San Mateo Co.

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A Redwood City man with an outstanding warrant for drug offenses was arrested in the 400 block of Second Avenue Monday afternoon after being spotted by a San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Joshua Torres, 24, reportedly fled into a nearby yard after seeing the deputy’s patrol vehicle, police said.

They set up a perimeter, called in a K-9 unit from the Redwood City Police Department and began a yard-to-yard search of the area. Torres was ultimately located in a detached shed, but he refused to come out when ordered to do so.

Officers on the scene sent in the dog, and Torres suffered a bite wound to the leg while being taken into custody. A sheriff’s deputy was also injured during the arrest, with a laceration to the arm.

Torres and the deputy were both treated for their wounds at a local hospital before Torres was booked into Maguire Correctional Facility on no-bail status.

In addition to his outstanding felony warrant for drug offenses, Torres was arrested on suspicion of battery on a peace officer, possession of narcotics for sale and resisting arrest. His post-release community supervision status, which is similar to parole, was also revoked.

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