- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a police dog who was stabbed multiple times while trying to take down a suspect last month has recovered and returned to work.

The East Bay Times reports (https://bit.ly/2aWL5TH ) the dog, named Sheyna, was trying to help take down a man suspected of hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle when she was stabbed. Authorities say the suspect also collided with a patrol car and tried to escape.

Police arrested 33-year-old Rolando Gonzalez of Walnut Creek, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, felony driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon, harming a police dog and resisting arrest.

An officer also suffered serious injuries to a leg and hand in the head-on collision. Police say the injured officer is recovering.

It was not immediately known if Gonzalez has an attorney.

The case remains under investigation.

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Information from: Contra Costa Times, https://www.contracostatimes.com

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