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Police dog assists in arrest following chase in Palo Alto


A Palo Alto K9 helped arrest a local man who reportedly fled police after being pulled over early Tuesday morning, Oct. 20.

At about 1:55 a.m. a patrol officer saw a vehicle driving recklessly on the 3000 block of Greer Road. When the two occupants parked the vehicle on the 3100 block of Maddux Drive, the officer made contact with the two people, one of whom the officer recognized as a man who had multiple warrants for his arrest, police said.

The officer ordered the man, 25-year-old Christopher Stadler Snyder, out of the vehicle, but instead of complying with the officer's commands, Snyder ran northbound on Maddux Drive, police said.

The officer and the police dog chased after Snyder, catching up to him when he entered the enclosed side yard of a nearby house, police said. After a brief struggle, the K9 assisted the officer in taking Snyder into custody.

Snyder, who sustained a minor dog bite to his upper arm and minor abrasions to his abdomen (that occurred during the struggle with the officer), was transported to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

Narcotics and multiple hypodermic needles were found in Snyder's belongings, police said.

Snyder was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia (all misdemeanors).

He was also booked pursuant to a felony warrant out of Santa Clara County for being an accessory to a felony assault, and a misdemeanor warrant out of Palo Alto for possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.

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6 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

He had much longer hair in his mugshot from last year's arrest. Why wasn't he jailed for that crime? Web Link

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Posted by Grumpy Old Guy
a resident of Palo Alto Orchards
on Oct 23, 2015 at 10:47 am

Grumpy Old Guy is a registered user.

I hope the K9 police dog gets tested after having to bite the Perp.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

Does anyone know what the police were doing in the Evergreen Park neighborhood on Wednesday night around 11 pm? (I realize this isn't the subject of this thread). There were several driving around and also camped out at intersections with lights flashing. I encountered one who was out of his car and looking down the street in a particular direction for 15 minutes, and then left (after yelling at me). I don't have access to any police activity info, but assume some who are on this thread do. Thanks.

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Posted by Can't arrest our way out of addiction problem
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

We need to start taking taking steps out of this east coast police chief's playbook, and realize addiction is here, and we can't arrest our way out of it. No one wants to be an addict. Web Link

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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 23, 2015 at 11:45 am

Chris Zaharias is a registered user.

My $0.02 on the online sidewalk:

Clearly, drug addiction is the cause. When you see this situation up close, it makes you realize that either decriminalizing drug use, or the Singapore approach, make more sense that the immoral, non-committal approach we have here in the U.S. By extension, IMHO, you can't stay in the Democratic Party OR the Republican Party, because both are equally at fault for that ineffective approach.

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Posted by Roger Overnaut
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

"IMHO, you can't stay in the Democratic Party OR the Republican Party, because both are equally at fault for that ineffective approach."

Because both need votes, and the majority votes for criminalization. It's that simple.

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Posted by Plane Speaker
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Thanks, great job PAPDept. and PAPdog! Arf,arf!

Wipe the the grin right off that perp!

I don't know for sure that decriminalizing all drugs will stop these types
from getting into mischief ... some seem to live for it ... but I think legalzing
pot is a no brainer and will take significant revenue away from the criminal
cartels and put at least some tax revenue in government coffers.

Also, if pot was legal it would create a wider gulf between the law abiding
citizens and drug dealing scum.

How long is it going to take to do the obvious?

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