CUPERTINO -- A Belmont man was bitten by a police dog and arrested after he allegedly pilfered copper wiring from the construction site of the "spaceship" building set to become the new headquarters of Apple.

Deputies from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office -- which polices Cupertino -- were called to the 19000 block of Pruneridge Avenue after security guards discovered that someone had broken through a gate fencing off the property and suspected the intruder might still be on the premises.

A sheriff's helicopter was summoned, and Santa Clara police offered a police dog to assist in their search. The canine tracked the alleged trespasser, who was found hiding in some bushes.

The Sheriff's Office said that when the intruder refused to come out from hiding, the police dog went in and bit him.

After the arrest, deputies found some copper piping and wiring near the exit gate where the suspect, identified as 56-year-old Glenn Cartwright, allegedly broke in.

Cartwright was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for the dog bite and then booked into jail on suspicion of burglary and possession of burglary tools. His bail was set at $11,000.

Anyone with information about the theft can contact the Sheriff's Office at 408-808-4500.

Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.



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