Summit County Sheriff's Department Responds To Dog Fatality Incident
Among the incidents this past week that brought out Summit County deputies, a case of a dog fatally attacking a smaller dog in Coalville led to one of the dog owners assaulting the other.
Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said deputies responded to an address in Coalville at about 4:45 Sunday afternoon. The owner of a black lab mix, and his wife, were out doing yard work, when the lab attacked a chihuahua owned by a next-door neighbor.
The dog owners separated their animals. But the Chihuahua owner, described as a 70-year-old male, became upset and attacked the lab owner, a 25-year-old man, kicking him and striking him in the face.
The fight between the two men was broken up by another neighbor. The Chihuahua owner rushed his animal to a veterinarian, but it died on the way.
The report said that the Chihuahua owner was cited for assault. The owner of the black lab was cited by Animal Control for the dog attack.
In some other cases, the sheriff’s department reported that an inebriated Heber resident picked the wrong time to show up for court.
The staff on duty at the Silver Creek Justice Center noticed a 62-year-old man appearing after hours, at about 8:00 pm last Sunday night. The man, dropped off by a taxi, wasn’t dressed for the snowy weather, wearing just a thin shirt and pants, sandals and a jacket. He was unsteady and had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The suspect was booked on Public Intoxication—and he did have an appearance scheduled in Justice Court the next morning.
Finally, an employee at a Tanger Outlet store was reported to officers on January 2nd. A co-worker at the store, which sells shoes and other clothing, said the suspect was taking merchandise out with the garbage, going back after closing and retrieving the items from the dumpster. The report said the total value of the merchandise stolen was more that $1,100. The case was forwarded for investigation.