The householder chased the man from the house and he fled in the direction of St John’s Church.
Officers arrived on the scene minutes later and carried out a search of the area on foot. They found the suspect hiding under a car and arrested him.
A police officer suffered a bite injury to his arm during the arrest and was treated at Harrogate District Hospital before returning to duty.
Officers praised the actions of the householders who rang the police immediately, giving a detailed description of the suspect which led to his swift arrest.