ABOVE: Police photo of Jorge Bucioperez taken during arrest / Corning PD
A man who reportedly leapt from his vehicle during a pursuit has been taken into custody, Corning Police say.
On December 19, an officer patrolling the area of Huntington Avenue and Butte Street saw a van roll through a stop sign at about 10 MPH with its high-beams on.
When the officer attempted a traffic stop, the driver fled, leading officers on a pursuit that, at times, reached up to 75 MPH.
The chase eventually reached O Avenue, where police say the driver drove through a gate and onto a driveway, then leapt from the vehicle while it was still moving and took off through the backyard on foot.
At that point, police deployed K-9 Officer Blaze. The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Jorge Bucioperez, scuffled with Blaze but was ultimately subdued and arrested, reportedly barking like a dog and trying to bite officers as they took him into custody.
According to police, Bucioperez had been under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license, and had had methamphetamine in the vehicle. He was ultimately booked at the Tehama County Jail.