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Pitbull attacks terrier
On Thursday, July 26 at 5:54 p.m., responded to a call on Portland Avenue reporting the death of a resident's dog.
According to police, a woman brought her pitbull mix to Portland Avenue to dog-sit for her friend, who owns a terrier, while her friend went away.
Upon arrival, that woman's pitbull, Noel, ran into the house and on a leash was the terrier, Molly, who looked at the pitbull and laid on her back in a submissive position. Molly's owner was holding the leash.
Noel then reportedly dragged Molly and her owner outside, biting the terrier on the throat. Both dogs' owners tried to get Noel to release his grip, at one point throwing a hot cup of coffee on him.
After the dog finally relented, Molly was taken to the Georgetown Veterinary Hospital where she was pronounced dead from wounds to the neck and trachea.
Because Noel had all of his shots, had a reason to be there, and no humans were bitten during the incident, no charges will be filed, police said.
Theft from building
On Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m., the owner of the old Spinning Wheel restaurant reported that someone had gained unauthorized entry to the Black Rock Turnpike building and stolen an ice machine. There were no signs of forced entry.