An Antioch man was tracked down by a police dog and arrested Monday night after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop and crashing his vehicle into a home before attempting to flee on foot, police said.
The incident began around 9:20 p.m. when an officer tried to pull over Dino Thomas, 43, near the 2100 block of Hillcrest Avenue for a vehicle code violation, according to police.
Thomas failed to stop and led police on a brief chase before smashing through a small brick wall and crashing into a home on Yosemite Drive, police said. Police did not say how fast Thomas drove during the pursuit.
According to police, Thomas then ran from the scene but was quickly apprehended when an officer giving chase released his dog after Thomas threatened to throw a large rock, about the size of a baseball, at the officer.
Thomas was charged with possession of methamphetamine, felony evasion, and driving under the influence, according to police. He was also treated at the scene by paramedics for a dog bite on his arm.
The damage to the home was contained to the front yard. Beside the small brick wall that was destroyed, a broken water valve prompted a visit from public works to shut it off.