SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A suspect in a break-in at a Cortez-area hotel Wednesday fought with police officers trying to arrest him, injuring three of them and a police dog.
San Diego police were investigating a report of a man forcing entry to a room at the lodge in the 1100 block of A Street when they spotted the suspect, who escaped by jumping out of a third-floor window and running off through the neighborhood just south of Balboa Park, SDPD Officer Joshua Hodge said.
Patrol personnel searched for the suspect for about 45 minutes before finding him about a dozen blocks northwest of the hotel, at Elm Street and Fifth Avenue in Park West.
When the officers tried to detain him, he violently resisted, biting two of them, causing a third to suffer a leg injury and leaving the police canine with a cut underneath one of its eyes.
The injured personnel and the suspect, whose name was not released, were treated at hospitals. The dog was taken to a veterinary clinic to get patched up, Hodge said.
More than 1,400 fire personnel have the Lilac Fire 60 percent contained Sunday. The acreage burned stands at 4,100.
SDCOE and local school districts will be monitoring fire, winds, and utilities throughout the weekend and make school closure decisions as appropriate.
Three people were injured, one critically, in a structure fire in Clairemont Mesa early Sunday, according to authorities.
Areas of the county are expected to get moderate to strong Santa Ana winds on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
A man was killed in a confrontation with police officers after he broke into a home in Point Loma on Sunday, San Diego police said.
Emergency crews are responding to reports of a small aircraft that crashed into a house causing a fire in Clairemont.
People who remain evacuated from their homes due to the Lilac Fire have been consolidated to two shelters.
The death toll for horses at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center affected by the Lilac Fire rose to 46 Saturday, according to California Horse Racing Board officials.