Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BAKER HEIGHTS, BERKELEY COUNTY WV - A 2-YEAR-OLD BOY HAS BEEN MAULED TO DEATH BY A DOG


Investigators said the child was attacked by a 2 to 3-year-old  BOXER MIX  in the Baker Heights area off Charles Town Road around 5 p.m. The child was found unresponsive by the dog's owner, who called emergency services for help, the sheriff's office said. 
The boy was taken to Berkeley Medical Center and was later flown to another hospital due to the severity of his injuries.
Although the investigation is in preliminary stages, authorities believe that the child walked away from his home onto his neighbor's property. 
Investigators are asking residents with information about the incident to come forward. Any pertinent information should be reported to Lt. W.A. Johnson, U-105, with the Berkley County Sheriff's Office at 304-267-7000.
Callers who want to remain anonymous can contact Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
http://www.your4state.com/news/news/berkeley-county-sheriffs-office-2-year-old-fatally-attacked-by-dog

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BAKER HEIGHTS, W.Va. — A 2-year-old boy has died from injuries he sustained after he was attacked by a neighbor's dog Monday in his Berkeley County neighborhood.

The boy wandered from his property on Old Charles Town Road onto the property where the dog was, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

The boy was found unresponsive near the dog around 5 p.m. Monday in the neighbor's yard by the owner of the dog, according to the release.

He was taken to Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., and later flown out because of his injuries.

The sheriff's department did not say where the boy was taken, the breed of the dog or the names of the boy or the dog's owner.  Baker Heights is southeast of Martinsburg.


If anyone has more information about the incident, they are asked to call Lt. W.A. Johnson at 304-267-700 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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2015 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES  - 25 (9 CHILDREN - 16 ADULTS)

PIT BULL - 16
        FREDERICK MD - 
        WEST MIFFLIN PA
        WHEELING WV 
       JEFFERSON COUNTY AR
       PAHRUMP NV
       DALLAS TX
       CHICAGO IL
       LAWTON OK
       PECOS TX
       HENDERSON COUNTY NC
       SHAKER HEIGHTS OH
       REDBIRD OK (4 dogs-3 pit bulls and 1 rottweiler)
       SPARTANBURG SC
       MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC
       NORTHSHORE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA
       BAKER HEIGHTS WV
      
PIT BULL MIXES - 2
       BROOKSVILLE FL
       COLLEGE SPRINGS PAGE COUNTY IA  

3 DOGS:  AMERICAN BULLDOG, RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, LAB MIX??? - 1 ATTACK
      MIAMI DADE FL

ROTTWEILER -  1
       SULPHUR SPRINGS TX  

UNKNOWN BREED DOGS -  5 
       COAL HILL JOHNSON COUNTY AR (RUMORED TO BE  HIS SON'S PIT BULL MIXES) 
       ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION SD  
       WASHINGTON GA (RUMORED TO BE PIT BULLS)
       CANYON LAKE TX
       AUTAUGA COUNTY AL (SAID TO BE SHEPHERD OR RETRIEVER MIXES AND SOME HAVE                          SPECULATED THEY ARE PIT BULL MIXES)
      

(1-2-   PACK OF FERAL DOGS - UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN MALE ABOUT 40- GALLUP NM - PENDING - FOUND NEAR A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT ON U.S. 491 - POSSIBLY MAULED BY A PACK OF DOGS)


1.  1-7 -  EUGENE WESLEY SMITH -  87- FREDERICK MD - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY A 4-YEAR-OLD NEUTERED PIT BULL WEIGHING ABOUT 84 POUNDS THAT HAD BEEN RESCUED/ADOPTED AND LIVED IN THE HOME WITH SMITH, HIS SON AND HIS SON'S FIANCE SINCE MAY. 

2.  1-19 - DECLIN MOSS - 18 MONTHS - ISTACHATTA NORTH OF BROOKSVILLE FL - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY 2 OF THE FAMILY'S  PIT BULL MIXES  WHILE IN THE CARE OF HIS GRANDFATHER.

3.  1-22 -  MALAKI MILDWARD -  7 - COLLEGE SPRINGS, PAGE COUNTY IA - KILLED BY THE FAMILY'S TWO  8 OR 9 -MONTH-OLD PIT BULL MIXES.

4.  2-4  -  FREDERICK GLENN CRUTCHFIELD- 63- COAL HILL, JOHNSON COUNTY AR -  FOUND DEAD NEAR WOODED AREA OUTSIDE HIS HOME - AUTOPSY REVEALED HE DIED FROM BLOOD LOSS DUE TO MULTIPLE DOG BITES - THE DOGS, BREED UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME, BELONGED TO A RELATIVE. 

 5. 2-22 - TAY'LYNN DEVAUGHN, 2 - WEST MIFFLIN PA - MAULED TO DEATH BY HER AUNT'S BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL INSIDE THE HOME WHERE SHE AND HER FATHER HAD BEEN STAYING FOR SEVERAL DAYS - SHE HAD BEEN AROUND THE PIT BULL PREVIOUSLY.

6. 3-8 -  ROY HIGGINBOTHAM JR -  62 - WHEELING WV - AUTOPSY PENDING -  A 3-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PIT BULL OWNED BY DAVID WALLACE, 63, POSSIBLY A ROOMMATE OF HIGGINBOTHAM, ATTACKED HIM WHEN HE TRIED TO GIVE AID TO WALLACE WHO MAY HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK.  WALLACE  HAD OWNED THE MOTHER OF THIS PIT BULL SO HE HAD THIS DOG SINCE IT WAS BORN.  AUTOPSY RESULTS SHOW THE VICTIM DIED FROM A SEVERED RADIAL ARTERY NEAR HIS LEFT WRIST.

7. 3-12- BETTY WOOD - 78 - SULPHUR SPRINGS TX - MAULED TO DEATH INSIDE HER HOME BY HER 5-YEAR-OLD ROTTWEILER

8. 3-14- JULIA CHARGING WHIRLWIND - 49 - WHITE RIVER SD - ROSEBUD RESERVATION - MAULED TO DEATH BY AT LEAST 2 AND PROBABLY MORE STRAY DOGS - BREED UNKNOWN.

9.  3-21- DE'TRICK JOHNSON- 36 - JEFFERSON COUNTY AR - ATTACKED AND MAULED TO DEATH BY 7 PIT BULLS AS HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AT C.J.'S GARAGE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF PINE BLUFF. HE WAS WAITING FOR THE OWNER TO ARRIVE TO OPEN THE GATES SO HE WAS STILL OUTSIDE THE GATES IN A PUBLIC STREET AREA.

10. 3-31 - NETA LEE ADAMS - 81 - WASHINGTON GA - FOUND DEAD IN A DITCH - THE CORONER RULED SHE HAD DIED FROM MULTIPLE DOG BITES - BREED UNKNOWN.

11.  4-14 - KENNETH LAWRENCE FORD - 79 - PAHRUMP NV - ATTACKED BY 3 PIT BULLS ON MARCH 13, HE DIED ON APRIL 14 FROM HIS SEVERE INJURIES.

12. 4-19 - BRAYDEN WILSON - 2-MONTH-OLD INFANT BOY - THE BABY WAS IN HIS BOUNCY SEAT.  HIS FATHER WAS WITH HIM AND HIS MOTHER WAS NOT HOME - THE FATHER WENT OUTSIDE TO TURN ON A SPRINKLER  AND WHEN HE CAME BACK IN, THE FAMILY PIT BULL WAS MAULING THE BOY WHILE HE SAT IN THE BOUNCY CHAIR.

13. 5-2 - GAEGE ANTHONY RAMIREZ - 7 - CANYON LAKE TX - MAULED BY AS MANY AS 5 UNKNOWN BREED DOGS AT A HOUSE IN CANYON LAKE TEXAS WHERE HIS MOTHER HAD TAKEN HIM TO VISIT.

14. 5-25 - JAMES W. NEVELS III - 5 - CHICAGO IL - THE BOY WAS VISITING IN A HOME WITH HIS MOTHER - A PIT BULL (OWNER NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME) WAS AT THE RESIDENCE AND WAS BEING KEPT IN A BEDROOM BUT IT "SOMEHOW" GOT TO THE BOY AND GRIPPED DOWN ON HIS NECK AND SHOULDER - HEROS - 2 TEENAGE BROTHERS CAME WITH EVERY OBJECT THEY COULD FIND AND BEGAN BEATING THE PIT BULL - A CHAIR, A KNIFE, A ROCK, A POLE, A BRICK UNTIL THEY BEAT THE MUTANT TO DEATH....BUT IT WAS TOO LATE!!! 

15.  6-28 - JORDON TYSON 'JO JO' COLLINS - 3 - THE CHILD WAS BEING RAISED BY HIS GRANDFATHER AND THEY WERE AT HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE.  IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE GRANDFATHER WAS WORKING ON A CAR THERE.  SOMEONE NOT NAMED WAS WATCHING AFTER THE CHILD BY LOOKING THROUGH A WINDOW AS HE PLAYED IN THE YARD.  WHEN THEY LOOKED AGAIN, THE BOY WAS BEING MAULED. TWO DOGS WERE ON THE PROPERTY AND EXACTLY WHO OWNED THIS DOG HAS NOT BEEN NAMED YET.

16.  7-2 -  NORBERTO LEGARDA- 83 - PECOS TX - THE ELDERLY MAN WAS FEEDING A RELATIVE'S PET DOG IN THEIR  BACKYARD WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF TOWN WHEN 3 PIT BULLS ENTERED THE YARD AND BEGAN ATTACKING THE RELATIVE'S PET AND THEN TURNED ON THE MAN. BY THE TIME POLICE GOT THERE AND SUBDUED THE PIT BULLS, HE WAS ALREADY DEAD.

17.  7-7 - JOSHUA PHILLIP STROTHER - 6 - HENDERSON NC - NEIGHBORS ADOPTED A NEUTERED MALE PIT BULL ABOUT 1-YEAR-OLD FROM A SHELTER IN A NEARBY COUNTY AND THEY ALLOWED JOSHUA AS WELL AS THEIR GIRL ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS JOSHUA TO PLAY WITH IT - IT APPEARS THAT JOSHUA CLIMBED THE FENCE OF THE NEIGHBOR TO PLAY AND WHEN HIS MOTHER DISCOVERED HIM A FEW MINUTES LATER HE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD AND APPEARED TO BE DEAD.

18.  7-12 - ANNIE WILLIAMS - 71 - SHAKER HEIGHTS OH - SHE WAS PICKING UP HER 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS FROM THEIR FATHER'S HOUSE AND HAD A 13-YEAR-OLD RELATIVE IN THE CAR WITH HER.  SHE EXITED THE CAR AND WAS ATTACKED IMMEDIATELY BY A PIT BULL WHO BELONGED TO SOMEONE WHO ALSO LIVED IN THE HOUSE. tWO MEN CAME AND TRIED TO PRY THE PIT OFF HER BUT COULD NOT AND ONE OF THEM GOT A GUN AND FIRED. THE DOG WAS POSSIBLY WOUNDED AT THIS TIME AND IT RAN INTO THE BACK YARD. OFFICERS SHOT THE DOG DEAD WHEN THEY ARRIVED.  ANNIE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED.

19.  7-24  - CAROLYN SUE LAMP - 68 - REDBIRD OK - SHE WAS FROM COWETA OK AND WAS WALKING ALONG PICKING UP CANS WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BY 4 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 1 ROTTWEILER.

20. 8-22 - PORSCHE NICOLE CARTEE - 25 - KILLED BY THE FAMILY PIT BULL THEY HAD OWNED SINCE IT WAS A BABY - IT WAS SAID TO BE AN UNNEUTERED MALE ABOUT 10-YEARS-OLD - A FRIEND HAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL HAD ATTACKED THE MOTHER BEFORE PUTTING HER IN THE HOSPITAL BUT THEY NEVER REPORTED THE ATTACK TO OFFICIALS - THIS TIME IT BEGAN BY ATTACKING THE MOTHER AND NICOLE WENT TO HER AID AND IT TURNED ON HER - ANOTHER WOMAN IN THE HOME FINALLY GOT THE PIT OFF HER AND CALLED FOR HELP BUT SHE WAS FATALLY INJURED.

21. 8-24 - CATHY WHEATCRAFT - 48 -  MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC - THE WOMAN WALKED OUT TO HER MAILBOX SOMETIME BEFORE 7PM ON MONDAY EVENING AND THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED HER - ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WAS INJURED COMING TO HER AID - IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL JUMPED OUT OF THE WINDOW OF ITS OWNER'S HOME - THE OWNER WAS NOT AT HOME AT THE TIME - THE PIT BULL HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN DECLARED "A NUISANCE" FOR ESCAPING ITS HOME AND ATTACKING ANOTHER DOG.

22. 9-4 - BARBARA MCCORMICK - 65 - BILLINGSLY AUTAUGA COUNTY AL - CORONER'S REPORT STATES CAUSE OF DEATH WAS FROM DOG ATTACK FROM THE FAMILY PETS DESCRIBED AS SHEPHERD MIX AND OR RETRIEVER MIX - THERE ARE NO WITNESSES BUT THE SHERIFF SPECULATES THAT THE SMALL, ELDERLY WOMAN WAS IN POOR HEALTH AND MAY HAVE BEEN FEEDING THE DOGS WHEN THEY GOT INTO A FIGHT OVER FOOD AND TURNED ON HER. SOME HAVE SAID THESE DOGS WERE PIT MIXES.

23.  9-8 - EMILIO RIOS SR - 65 - NORTH SHORE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND KILLED HIM AS HE WAS WATERING HIS FLOWERS IN HIS YARD AND LEFT A WOMAN WHO TRIED TO HELP HIM SERIOUSLY INJURED AND IN THE HOSPITAL.

24.  9-22 - CARMEN REIGADA - 91 - MIAMI DADE FL - NEIGHBORS SAY THE 3 DOGS - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG, A RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, A LAB MIX - BELONGED TO HER GRANDSON -SHE WAS ATTACKED AT HER HOME AROUND 4PM IN THE AFTERNOON ON TUESDAY.

25. 9-29 -  UNIDENTIFIED 2-YEAR-OLD BOY - BAKER HEIGHTS WV - IT APPEARS AT THIS TIME THE CHILD WANDERED INTO A NEIGHBOR'S YARD WHERE A DOG WAS KEPT AND THE OWNER OF THE DOG FOUND THE CHILD AFTER HE WAS MAULED - THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL THEN LIFE FLIGHTED TO A LARGER FACILITY WHERE HE DIED. ONE WOMAN COMMENTING ON THESE STORIES SAYS HER MOTHER LIVES IN THE HOUSE IN BETWEEN WHERE THE CHILD LIVED AND WHERE THE ATTACK OCCURRED AND THAT THE CHILD PLAYED OFTEN WITH ALL THE CHILDREN IN THE AREA.  SHE SAYS THE DOG WAS A PIT BULL. 



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how a pit bull mixed with anything, becomes "insert other breed here" mix?

A pit bull mixed with Chihuahua? Chihuahua mix. A pit bull mixed with a Golden Retriever? A Golden Retriever mix.

No mention of pit bull. Yet, most of the time, the pit bull mixes look like pit bull, mixed with pit bull.

It is sad that another child has been killed by a pit bull. Death by pit bull is common. Attacks by pit bulls is an epidemic. When are we as a society going to do something about this? We know the nutters are dead set against preventing pit bull attacks. They don't want to solve the problem they created. They want everyone else to believe the fairy-tales about their weapon dogs, and go about their lives as if no one else's life matters.

Sweetie Pie said...

West Virginia allows open carry and has a 'stand your ground' law. It's time for normal people to start using their state's laws to protect themselves from this pit bull plague -- not by hoping to get pit bulls controlled, but by using all allowed means of defending against the mutants...and against their owners if those owners get threatening after their mutant is shot dead.

Establishing this ethic is relevant to this case. No pit bull owner will dare to leave a pit bull chained or unrestrained, not even in their own yard, for fear the thing will escape. They will not dare to have the pit bull outside their own home at all unless under their personal protection, just in case.

Stop waiting around for authorities to decide our children and pets are more important than pit bulls. We need to start using the other laws that allow us to take care of the problem ourselves.