Child attacked by dog
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2014 | 1460 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A pet dog was quarantined after it allegedly attacked an 8- year-old child Saturday evening.

The incident was reported just after 5:30 p.m. at a Blue Springs Road address.

According to Capt. David Shoemaker of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Darren Miller said the child approached the male chow-mix dog while it was chained in a homeowner’s yard.

The dog reportedly attacked the child, who was transported to Erlanger Medical Center for treatment.

According to Miller’s report, the homeowner was not immediately available, but was later located.

The SPCA was notified of the incident.

The dog was placed under quarantine until Aug. 5, according to Shoemaker.

- A reward has been offered by Cleveland Police Department after a rash of car burglaries and vandalism incidents were reported during the weekend.

According to Detective Matt Jenkins of CPD’s Criminal Investigations Division, he has established three suspects in the case, acting on the tip of a “concerned resident.”

Jenkins said this morning additional car burglaries were reported overnight as walkers parked along the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway.

Political signs had been vandalized near the 20th Street extension of the Greenway.

A large trailer bearing vinyl signage presenting a candidate for judge received extensive damage, according to reports.

Evie West, information officer for CPD, said the most-affected area was near Stuart School and Perry’s Petals where users of the Greenway had parked their vehicles.

“We are currently processing forensic evidence collected at the scenes,” West said.

A reward up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) was approved by CPD, according to West.

Anyone having information or needing to file a report is asked to contact Jenkins at 303-3134.