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Runners Bitten by Roaming Pit Bulls

Police reports: Dog attacks runners; Officer finds cash.

Two runners told police they were attacked by two roaming pit bulls on Atlantic Street off Coleman Boulevard.

It happened Sept. 12 at about 7:30 p.m., according to reports. The man and woman said they were charged by two aggressive dogs, and neighbors confirmed they also had been in fear of the animals for at least two weeks.

Police traced the animals to Carrie J. Gault's residence. She apologized for the attack and said the animals simply got loose while her son was the only person at home, the report states.

Police referred the case to Animal Control. The victims declined medical attention.

Officer Returns $2 Found While Running

If you lost $2 along Houston Northcutt Boulevard recently, you should contact Mount Pleasant Police.

A member of the police force's command staff found the money while running on Sept. 14, according to a  police report.

He asked that a patrol officer file a report and place the cash into evidence. If you think it's your money, contact the police.

These items were selected from several hundred recent Mount Pleasant Police Reports. All charges are pending and accused parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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Ambassador September 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM
What? $2 found and you are requested to contact police to retrieve. I will phone them shortly--I can describe it in detail--it is green, there are 2 of them, and they have dear old George on the front side.
Ambassador September 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM
On the real subject at hand, it appears that these pit bulls have been loose before, which sounds similar to situations I have faced in my community. The problem is that when you report same to the dispatcher, particularly if it is on a weekend, they only ask you one main question---"is the dog acting aggressively to you?". If it is not and in my case it was not--I just saw it loose and did not go up to it to find out about it--they pretty much ignore your phone call--you do not see any immediate response from anyone. This one question is the wrong question. The questions that should be asked should center around the kind and size of the dog and its ability to cause harm regardless of it being aggressive at that moment or not. I assume from their question that they are waiting for me to say--"yes it is aggressive, it has a child in its mouth and is ripping the child apart"--then I would get an immediate response. So now, when confronted with a loose unidentified large dangerous dog I make sure that I heard the dog give me an aggressive "growl" and when asked their silly question, I answer with an unqualified "yes" and receive appropriate response.
Money Loo September 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Jokes on you, that was my 2 dollar bill I lost.
van crause September 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM
AMBASSADOR......the all mighty wise.....suck up to the police a little more and when you get bit by a dog ......again they will say "its out of our jurisdiction," "its a civil matter", "you need to call the sheriff" or "you should call animal control" " we couldn't possibly get involved".....AMBASSADOR in all of your infinite wisdom,,,,,the Mt Pleasant police do an exceptional job.....right.....the dogs assaulted a human the owner should have been arrested of fined........Just ask AMBASSADOR he has all the answers .....probably is police........calm down AMBASSADOR you just stated on an earlier blog the Mt Pleasant police are the greatest...............Andy and Barney again showing their true colors in not enforcing the law...THE GREAT MT PLEASANT POLICE ...LETS SHOOT A GUY AND KILL HIM ......the dogs are more dangerous than the man they killed .....he was friend of mine,,,he was harmless.
Ambassador September 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM
You bore me Van. I sure as hell have more answers than your ignorant toilet mind. What exactly did you do that hass you so mad at the police--diddle a little boy?

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