A Fremont party guest who reportedly bit the host and struck a police officer was arrested early Thursday, police said.
Monica Morales, 25, of Hayward, was arrested on suspicion of battery and resisting arrest following the early morning incident at the Royal Pines Apartments, said Fremont Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
Officers responded to the 12:32 a.m. call at the 1440 Mowry Ave. complex soon after Morales reportedly bit a man hosting a birthday party there, Bosques said.
Police said when they arrived they saw the host and Morales struggling, so they separated them. The man told officers Morales had bitten him, breaking the skin. Fremont fire crews arrived but he refused treatment, Bosques said.
As the party host detailed events, Morales allegedly became feisty, cursed officers then referred to Officer Newton Dodson as "Officer K-9". Bosques said Dodson is a police canine handler and his assignment was embroidered above his name on his uniform.
As officers attempted to cuff Morales, they said she struck Dodson's hand and cursed at him, Bosques said. Morales was arrested and transported to the Fremont jail.
Police did not immediately know how the victim and Morales knew one another.
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