HERKIMER NY - A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS ATTACKED AT HER SCHOOL BUS STOP BY 2 UNREGISTERED PITS THAT "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND GAVE HER PUNCTURE WOUNDS AND A BROKEN ULNA AND RADIUS
A child still is recovering from dog bites after TWO PIT BULLS attacked her May 31 at a school bus stop, Herkimer police said Tuesday.
The attack happened on the 400 block of North Main Street, and the 12-year-old girl was treated by Herkimer firefighters at the scene before being taken to St. Elizabeth Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System for puncture wounds and a broken ulna and radius, police said.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that the owner did not have the two pit bulls licensed. He voluntarily relinquished ownership of both dogs.
After conducting interviews of the child and witnesses, it was determined that at no time did the children approach the dogs or antagonize them, police said.
The dogs’ owner was charged under the Department of Agriculture and Markets with Dangerous Dog, two counts of Unregistered Dog and two counts of Failure to Restrain, police said.
Herkimer police charged him with misdemeanor reckless endangerment, officials said.
He was arraigned in Herkimer Village Court on Monday and then turned over St. Johnsville police, who wanted him on a charge of misdemeanor third-degree criminal trespass, police said.