Two Pit Bull Dogs Attack; One Shot by Police
(03/11/08): Frankfort, IN - A Frankfort man faces multiple citations after two pit bulls attacked a woman and her dog. Police say Saturday afternoon Gloria Gavalier was walking her dog near the intersection of East Clinton Street and Kelly Avenue in Frankfort when they were attacked by two pit bulls.
When police arrived at the scene one of the dogs attempted to attack an officer. He shot the attacking dog. Gavalier was treated for a dog bite. Her dog was killed in the attack. The pit bulls' owner, Wesley Kingma, faces six citations in the Frankfort City Court.report.
Police Identify Those Arrested When 2 Pit Bulls Shot
(03/13/08): Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale police said Thursday they have identified the three suspects in an investigation of an alleged marijuana-growing operation that began in Scottsdale led to a house in Phoenix.
Arthur Ray Painter, 24, Shawn Michael Horne, 28, and Frank Anthony Belvedere, 30, were arrested on suspicion of drug-related charges. Scottsdale officers served a search warrant in the house in the 3100 block of North 27th Place, where they found about 50 marijuana plants.
Sgt. Mark Clark, a Scottsdale police spokesman, said 50 is a “significant amount,” but not a large-scale farming operation. During the search, officers shot two of three pit bulls who ran into the house from the yard and “became very aggressive,” Clark said.
Lorain Police Officer Shoots Pit Bull, Cites Owner
(03/14/08): Lorain, OH - The city of Lorain continues to work out details of a new ordinance that cracks down on pit bull owners. Just yesterday a pit bull was shot and killed outside a Homewood Drive house after acting aggressively toward passing cars and a bystander, according to a Lorain police report.
03/14/08: Lorain Police Officer Shoots Pit Bull, Cites Owner
Shreveport Officer Fires on Pit Bull
(03/16/08): Shreveport, LA - Shreveport police officers arresting a man late Friday were forced to kill a pit bull when it attacked them, police patrol reports show. Just after 7 p.m., officers went to the 2500 block of Grassmere Street to arrest Kentrell Watson, 24, on suspicion of simple kidnapping stemming from an incident between Watson and a female acquaintance of Watson's, reports said.
After Watson was taken into custody in the back yard of the residence, a pit pull managed to rush through an unsecured gate and attacked Berry, the K-9 dog of Cpl. Clint Cain, and Cain was forced to shoot the attacking dog, the report said.
Pit Bulls Shot By Police May Have Been Fighting Dogs
(03/18/08): Green Bay, WI - Green Bay police are investigating the possibility that two pit bulls killed Sunday afternoon were bred for fighting. Officers shot the two dogs while they were in a "very vicious fight" outside a home at 319 N. Oakland Ave., on the city's near west side, said Capt. Karl Fleury of the Green Bay Police Department.
Each dog had the other by the face and neck and had spilled "quite a bit of blood," he said. The owner and a caretaker had separated the dogs, but one that was inside the home found a way out and the fight ensued. Officers shot the bigger dog first in an attempt to stop the fight, but the smaller one continued to attack, Fleury said. That dog was also shot. Green Bay animal control was notified.
Police Shoot Pit Bull While Pursuing Arrest
(03/18/08): Milwaukee County, WI - A large pit bull kept police from a man being sought on a parole violation Tuesday before the dog was shot and killed and the man arrested during a tactical operation on Milwaukee's north side Tuesday.
Members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program tried to arrest the man about 9:45 a.m., but he fled into a home in the 3500 block of N. Port Washington Ave., according to Milwaukee Police Department spokesman Bobby Lindsey.
After seeing the pit bull, officers called for additional officers. The dog was later shot. Officers eventually talked the suspect out of the home early Tuesday afternoon. The man could face additional charges of obstructing, Lindsey said.
Killa, Ain't No Killer Says Yonkers Family
(03/18/08) Yonkers, NY - Yonkers cops shot and killed, Killa, a 3-year old pit bull. They shot it after it chased a man onto the hood of a police cruiser, then charged at a cop. The family of the dead dog is now distraught. They said it was a family dog that everyone on Elliott Avenue in southwest Yonkers played with.
"I had the dog for 3 1/2 years and everyone in the neighborhood liked him," said the dog's owner, Aliki Haynes, 18.
Intervallo said Officers Adam Cococcia and David Lyons were sitting in a police cruiser on Elliott Avenue about 10:41 p.m. when a man jumped on the hood of their car to get away from two charging dogs. Unable to get out of the car, the officers called ESU for help.
The ESU officers, Balezentis and Michael Atkins, who carry tranquilizers and a stick for capturing dogs, arrived a short time later. As Balezentis and Atkins got out of the car "the dogs went right after Balezentis," Intervallo said. "He immediately fired at (the male dog) with his handgun."
Killa died instantly.
Police Shoot Pit Bull That Attacked Poodle, Owner
(03/19/08) Deerfield Beach, FL - Police shot and injured a pit bull Tuesday after it attacked a poodle and its owner. Police said the pit bull attacked a poodle that had escaped from a Deerfield Beach porch patio. When the poodle's owner came out, the pit bull turned on the person. A Broward sheriff's deputy said he was forced to shoot the pit bull.
The dog survived and is now in the care of animal control officials. The attack came just days after the state Legislature proposed a bill to outlaw dangerous dogs in Florida. Pit bulls are still legal to own in Broward County, but they have been outlawed in Miami-Dade County.
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