Corning Police: Man barks, tries to bite officers during arrest

Corning Police: Man barks, tries to bite officers during arrest
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.

Corning Police: Man barks, tries to bite officers during arrest was last modified: December 30th, 2020 by admin
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