Jaris, the Fontana canine police dog, was injured when he was thrown from a second story window Sunday March 31, 2013.
A Fontana police dog was injured Sunday when he landed on his head after he was thrown from a second story window during the apprehension of an armed parolee.
Police K-9 Jaris was part of a search operation involving 28-year-old Bryan Bills in the 9500 block of Mango Avenue. Officers responded to the location at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after a resident reported a sighting of the wanted man.
After announcing several times that they planned to search the building, Jaris began a search of the upper level. Officers spotted Bills attempting to escape through a window, according to Fontana police.
The dog fell onto concrete below, landing on his head. Officers subdued Bills and took him into custody.
The dog suffered a gash on the top of his head and was "staggering about," according to police. He was transported in a police car to a veterinary office for emergency treatment.
After a veterinary evaluation Monday, it was determined Jaris will recover from his injuries, said Fontana Sgt. Robert Morris.
Bill was arrested for intentional injury to a police service dog, resisting an officer with force and parole violations. He was booked at West Valley Detention Center.