OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An Oakland woman who is accused of biting a jogger following a confrontation over the woman’s dog has been arrested, according to authorities.
Alma Cadwalader, 19, was arrested by East Bay Regional Park District police after investigators interviewed her at police headquarters Friday.
The arrest came a day after Cadwalader allegedly assaulted and bit a female jogger who had just fended off an attack by Cadwalader’s dog with pepper spray. Park police said the jogger was later accosted by the Cadwalader on the trail, who allegedly tackled and punched her multiple times.
As she attempted to push her assailant off of her, the jogger was bitten on her forearm by her attacker, causing significant wounds, police said.
Police said the incident took place at 10:25 a.m. Thursday on the Goldenrod Trail between the Chabot Equestrian Center and the Oakland City Stables.
Police earlier released a blurry photo of the suspect and the jogger’s wounds and had asked the public’s assistance to help identify her.
Police said the assailant was in the company of two dogs. One dog was a possible Rottweiler mix and the other dog was a medium/large yellow or tan colored dog.