Jim Markle 6:30 p.m., June 30
Man Hides From Cops in Attic
San Diego sheriff's deputies responded to a tip last night hoping to serve felony arrest warrants. Sergio Castaneda had two outstanding warrants for burglary and domestic violence. On arriving at a Linda Vista house on Volta Court, deputies saw the suspect run from the door upon realizing who was visiting.
Escape was prevented by deputies monitoring the perimeter of the house, but when they gained access to the interior they were unable to locate the suspect. During their search, they noticed dirt on the ground directly under a crawl-space access to the attic.
The deputies called for backup, and San Diego police responded with a K-9 unit. The police dog was let loose in the attic and soon located Castaneda, hiding under insulation. Castaneda was bit several times before surrendering. He was treated for his wounds at Alvarado Hospital before being booked into jail for the warrants.
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