Friday, May 1st, at approximately 12:37 p.m., Eugene Police K-9 unit responded to a report of an Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle in the area of Royal and Echo Hollow. The suspect returned the vehicle to the residence a short time later and fled on foot.

Police officers located the suspect concealing himself near N. Bertelsen and Wood, and he was uncompliant with officer’s commands to come out and the K-9 was sent in after warnings.

 Natividad Valencia Contreras

Natividad Valencia Contreras

The suspect was subsequently bitten by the K-9 and taken into custody. The suspect, Natividad Contreras, Jr., age 19, of Eugene, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and transported to the hospital with minor injuries