Residents of an apartment building in the 1300 block of Martha Washington Drive reported Thursday that their dog, a Shiba Inu weighing about 25 pounds, had been attacked, cornered and severely bitten by a pit bull owned by neighbors in the building.
The couple had taken their dog out for a walk, they said, and had just returned when a pizza was delivered to their downstairs neighbors.
The pit bull rushed out the door and drove their dog into a corner, they said, where it bit the smaller dog multiple times, causing lacerations and puncture wounds.
They said the walls and carpet in the corner were spattered with blood — of which they produced pictures — and they had to send the dog immediately to a veterinary hospital.
The owners of the pit bull did not know if their dog was licensed, did not know whether it was vaccinated, and did not know the name of the veterinarian that sees it. The dog was put under quarantine.
In other incidents:
A Wauwatosa resident reported that between 9:15 and 10:30 p.m., while he was at the Starbucks at 151 N. Mayfair Rd., someone smashed a window out of his company truck. Nothing was stolen. Police consider the incident likely related to two earlier vehicle break-ins at the Starbucks location, because the windows were broken in the same way, in the same part of the parking lot and around the same time of the night.
At 1:33 a.m., a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, both from Peoria, Ill., were arrested for possession of marijuana after they were stopped for driving without their headlights on in the middle of the night in the 2200 block of Ludington Avenue. Walking up to the car, the patrol officer immediately smelled pot, and found several stashes of small amounts of the drug on them and in their bags. No total weight of marijuana was given in the report.
A resident of the 5800 block of West Wisconsin Avenue reported that between 3:50 and 5 p.m. someone slashed a tire on her car while it was parked in her driveway. The owner said she had let her dog out at about 3:50 and shortly afterward heard it barking and growling aggressively, but she did not investigate.