Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date March 31, 2000
Contact Lt. Darryl Hurt
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6051


Vicious Dog Attack (Pit Bull)

Riverside, Ca-  On Saturday, 03-31-2001, at approximately 9:30 P.M., the Riverside Police Department received a call of possible vicious pit bulls loose in the area of Casa Blanca and Winstrom. Officers arrived and contacted the witnesses who stated that a subject had been attacked by two pit bulls, one of which had bit him numerous times.

The injured subject fled to an open field area at Winstrom and Indiana and initially was not located by officers. The dogs had been driven out of the area by the owner, who is unknown at this time, before officers arrived. Animal control responded and conducted further investigation, while additional help from the police K9 unit was summoned.

Upon the arrival of the K9s, a blood trail was followed into the field area and the victim was located hiding under a tree in the field. The victim had many serious bite wounds that will require hospitalization. The investigations is continuing as a viscous dog attack, with no criminal charges at this time.