Man ticketed in pit bull’s attack on relative in Park Ridge
Updated: August 20, 2012 11:22AM
PARK RIDGE — A recent report of a dog attacking a family member resulted in multiple stitches and a municipal citation.
Park Ridge police ticketed Maciej Milowicki, 26, of the 900 block of N. Lincoln Ave. for failure to control an animal July 8 after his 42-pound pit bull, “Bubbles,” bit a 30-year-old relative.
The victim’s 10 puncture wounds required a dozen stitches, according to police. Milowicki was given an Aug. 14 adjudication hearing date.
Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said police have a formalized process for documenting dog bites and the like in order to better track and take preventive action regarding dangerous animals.
Multiple reports involving the same pets may lead to an intervention by city’s Animal Commission, he said.
“It’s an issue we’ve tried to deal with over the years,” Jogmen said. “Even though it’s a family member (who suffered a dog bite), it’s a serious thing.”