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Reynoldsburg: Woman chased, bitten by a dog while jogging

A small dog took a big bite from a woman's leg after she tried to calm two dogs that chased her as she was jogging.

The woman told Reynoldsburg police two small dogs she described as "Pomeranian-looking" chased her while she was jogging at 7:50 p.m. June 6 in the 8900 block of Firstgate Drive.

She said she attempted to outrun the dogs, but decided to stop and try to calm them down, which is when one of the dogs bit her on the left calf.

The reporting officer said the skin on the woman's calf "appeared to be disturbed as though it had been deeply scratched."

The woman said she found the dogs' owner, but the owner "did not seem concerned" and could not prove to her that the animals had been properly vaccinated until later in the week.

The officer said the incident is still under investigation so that vaccination records can be obtained.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

Officers responded to a report that a dog attacked two other dogs June 6 in the 8400 block of Papillion Drive.

Two woman told police a black German shepherd that lives on Papillion attacked a Jack Russell terrier and then a Pekinese, while the women were walking the dogs in front of the German shepherd's house. The owner of the terrier said the attack caused a puncture wound and lacerations that required more than $500 in veterinary bills. She said the owner of the dog agreed to reimburse her.

The reporting officer said he spoke to the owner of the German shepherd, who said the door to this house must have accidentally been left open. The officer asked the man to better secure the front door or keep the dog under his control.

* A woman reported her 10-year-old son was shot in the face and chest with a BB gun while he was playing in a pool with a 9-year-old boy June 1 in the 6800 block of East Livingston Avenue. She said her son shielded his face, but was struck by a BB in the left index finger.

She said the boy also was struck in the head. The reporting officer said he viewed the boy's finger, which displayed a small laceration "that did not appear to have been caused from a BB gun." He said the boy showed him a mark on his chest that the officer said "would be similar to that a BB would have left."

The officer said he followed the woman to a Parkinson Avenue address, where he met the 9-year-old, who told the officer he did not shoot anyone.

The officer said he was approached by the boy's 15-year-old sister, who said she recorded the incident by video. The officer said the video showed the boy firing the BB gun multiple times into a swimming pool and boys could be heard yelling and screaming. He said the video also showed a second boy shooting into the pool.

According to police reports, the mother of the second boy said her son has mental disabilities and "could never be charged for what he did."

The officer said because of conflicting stories and the age of the juveniles, no charges were filed.

* Employees reported someone tried to break in a back door at a business in the 2800 block of Taylor Road at 10:19 p.m. May 30. A woman told police she was working later than normal when she heard and saw the back door "shaking really loud."

She said she did not go to the door to look through the peephole to see who was outside. The reporting officer said it looked like someone had attempted to pop the door open, because the frame appeared damaged.

* Police investigated another theft attempt at 10:30 p.m. May 30 at another business in the 2800 block of Taylor Road. The reporting officer said the back door had been forced open and a cash drawer was lying on the floor. The manager of the business told police the cash drawer held $200.

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