Two Attacked by Pit Bull Pair, Dogs in Custody
Dogs now are in animal control custody, police said
A pair of dogs believed to have attacked residents Monday have been taken into the custody of township animal control.
A 45-year-old Cranmoor Drive man walking at about 6 a.m. Monday first was attacked by the two pit bulls, said Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy.
When a 60-year-old man on the street heard yelling, the dogs "suddenly charged and attacked him," the chief said.
"Both residents were treated at Community Medical Center for numerous lacerations as a result of the attacks," Mastronardy said.
Police were able to locate the dogs about two blocks east on Maple Avenue and they were taken into custody by animal control personnel, Mastronardy said.
On Sunday night, police received a call that the dogs almost attacked a resident on West Earl Court at 11 p.m. An hour earlier, the dogs were spotted by a caller who told police they were near the Route 37 Taco Bell, according to the chief.
The owner of the dogs, a Caldwell man staying on Money Island, reported the dogs missing to animal control on Sunday night, Mastronardy said.