Courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff's OfficeJoshua Torres

Wanted Redwood City man taken into custody after struggle

A Redwood City man who had a warrant for his arrest was taken into custody Monday and booked on additional charges of resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer, among others, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said.

Joshua Torres, 24, was spotted by a sheriff's deputy in the 400 block of Second Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City about 2:20 p.m., Rosenblatt said.

The deputy reportedly knew there was a warrant out for Torres' arrest, and apparently Torres knew it too, because as soon as he saw the deputy's patrol car, he fled into the yard of a nearby residence and then jumped over a fence into another yard.

Other law enforcement, including K-9 units, joined the search. Torres was eventually found in a shed, but refused to come out.

A police dog was then deployed to help arrest Torres, Rosenblatt said. He sustained a dog bite to his lower leg.

Torres reportedly resisted arrest and a deputy sustained a cut to his arm during the struggle.

Torres was booked into County Jail on charges of battery on a peace officer, possession of narcotics for sale, resisting arrest and a post-release community supervision violation, Rosenblatt said. He is being held without bail.

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