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Fontana police dog allegedly thrown out of window by parolee

April 01, 2013|By Robert J Lopez
  • Fontana police dog Jaris was injured after he was allegedly thrown from a window by a parolee.
Fontana police dog Jaris was injured after he was allegedly thrown from… (Fontana Police Department )

A Fontana police dog was injured after he was allegedly thrown out of a second-story window by a parolee who was resisting arrest, authorities said Monday.

The dog, whose name is Jaris, was searching with officers Sunday afternoon for the parolee at a home in the 95000 block of Mango Avenue, the Fontana Police Department said.

The parolee, identified by authorities as Bryan Bills, 28, refused commands to surrender to officers, who decided to send Jaris into a room where the suspect was holed up, according to police.

As Jaris lunged toward Bills, he allegedly used the dog's momentum to throw the animal out the window, police said in a statement.

"Jaris was not able to stop himself and fell to the concrete below," police said. "He was bleeding from the nose and was staggering."

The animal was loaded into a police cruiser and rushed to an emergency veterinarian for treatment. Police said Monday evening that Jaris was being evaluated for possible brain and other internal injuries.

Bills allegedly fought officers before he was finally subdued. He was arrested on suspicion of parole violations, resisting arrest and intentional injury to a police dog.

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