A Nottawasaga OPP officer required hospital treatment for a dog bite on
the hand that occurred last Friday morning in the process of serving a
no trespass notice to a male at the residence.
OPP were called to a home on the 15th Line in New Tecumseth on July 7
at 11:47 am.
"Officers attended the address and could hear dogs barking within the
residence. It is alleged, the suspect, released two aggressive dogs
into the yard. During the incident a Nottawasaga OPP officer was
injured as the result of a dog bite," according to the police report.
"The officer was transported by County of Simcoe Paramedics to an area
hospital for treatment of a serious bite to their hand.
Immediately after the attack, a male exited the residence and refused
to cooperate with restraining his animals. Ultimately, there were no
injuries to the dogs."
An 81-year-old New Tecumseth man was arrested and charged with Assault
a peace officer with a weapon; and Assault peace officer - Cause bodily
The accused, who was jailed for seven months in 2006 after pleading
guilty to a 2005 manslaughter at the same address on the 15th Line, was
released from custody and will attend a future court date at the
Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford.