Reynoldsburg News

Police beat

Dog dies after Christmas attack

Tuesday December 31, 2013 11:24 AM

A man walking his dog on Christmas day said another dog attacked her -- causing injuries that led to her death, police reported.

Reynoldsburg police responded to a report of a dog attack Dec. 25 in the 200 block of Connell Court. The reporting officer said he saw several individuals running toward a man who was standing over a small black dog in the driveway.

"I could observe that the small dog, Sabrina, appeared to be bleeding from the neck, but still breathing," the officer wrote in the report.

Later that evening, the dog's owner reported she had died.

The owner of the other dog said her fiance had been walking the dog on Connell Court.

Reports said the second dog's owner does not live in Reynoldsburg and that none of the dog's veterinarian records were readily available.

"I was not able to determine which owner did not maintain reasonable control of their dog, so no party was cited," the officer wrote.

The report was sent to the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office, which will review whether charges are warranted.

In other recent incident reports from the Reynoldsburg Police Department:

* Christmas presents and $2,000 worth of electronics and other items were reported stolen between 2 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 24 in the 2000 block of Commons Road North. The reporting officer said police found "heavy damage" to the front door of the residence and said the lock had been broken. Missing items included a 48-inch television, multiple games for Sony PlayStation 2 and about 30 Blu-ray discs and children's toys.

* Police tracked down a shoplifter who loaded electronic accessories into a red Christmas stocking at 2:08 p.m. Dec. 24 at a business in the 2700 block of Taylor Road Extension. Reports said security camera footage showed the man putting items into the stocking, stealing a backpack and also putting items into the backpack before leaving the business. Employees were able to obtain a license plate number from the black Pontiac Grand Prix the man left in. Police went to the Columbus address on the vehicle registration and found the man and the items, valued at $93.64, reports said. They charged the man with one count of theft.

* A resident of a group home was reported to be "out of control" at 5 p.m. Dec. 22 in the 1200 block of Addison Drive. The reporting officer said an employee of the group home told police a male resident grabbed a piece of glass and threatened her with it, then tried to attack her when she called 911. Reports said the alleged attacker told police he has "anger problems." He was arrested and charged with assault and was transported to Franklin County jail because he could not pay his $305 bond.

* A man reported someone broke into his vehicle and stole $10,000 worth of items between 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 21 when the car was parked at a business in the 2000 block of Baltimore Reynoldsburg Road. Reports said the man told police he and his family were inside eating lunch when an unknown person broke the rear passenger window of his 2006 Mercedes-Benz and removed two suitcases containing the valuables, which included his wife's wedding ring, her Prada handbag and "high end" clothing. The reporting officer said the rear window had a small pry mark near the bottom right corner where the glass had broken. The man told police he and his family were traveling from Michigan for the Christmas holiday.

* A woman said someone threw a rock that shattered her kitchen window at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at her residence in the 2000 block of Eltham Drive. According to reports, the reporting officer said he found a large rock, about eight inches in diameter, had been thrown through the window. The woman told the officer she had just moved in to the residence a few days ago.

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