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Sheyna was stabbed multiple times while detaining a hit-and-run suspect in Walnut Creek

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    Authorities say a police dog who was stabbed multiple times while trying to take down a suspect in Walnut Creek last month has recovered and returned to work.

    The dog, named Sheyna, was trying to help take down a man suspected of hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle when she was stabbed, according to the East Bay Times. Authorities say the suspect also collided with a patrol car and tried to escape.

    Police arrested 33-year-old Rolando Gonzalez of Walnut Creek, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, felony driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon, harming a police dog and resisting arrest.

    An officer also suffered serious injuries to a leg and hand in the head-on collision. Police say the injured officer is recovering.

    It was not immediately known if Gonzalez has an attorney.

    The case remains under investigation.

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