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Saturday, June 14, 2003

Police officer bitten by councilor's dog

By AMY CALDER, Staff Writer

Copyright 2003 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc

WATERVILLE Police Officer Andrew York was bitten by a city councilor's dog Thursday night while he was delivering a council agenda to her house on Roosevelt Avenue, according to police.

York went to Councilor Kelly A. Goulette's 29 Roosevelt Avenue home at 6:02 p.m. to deliver the packet, according to the police report.

"There was a dog lying in the driveway and no cars," York's report states. "I walked past the dog and it started to growl. I walked by and the dog followed me. I walked up the stairs to put the packet in the door. When I did, the dog bit me."

York radioed the communications center and Sgt. Jeffrey C. Bearce and Animal Control Officer Patrick Faucher arrived at the scene. York went to Thayer Unit, MaineGeneral Medical Center, where he was treated by an emergency room physician, according to police Chief John E. Morris.

Morris said York went home afterward and that he was not working Friday night.

Sgt. Michael P. Benecke said the Goulettes feel badly about the incident. "They feel absolutely terrible about this," he said.

He said they have an electric fence to keep their dogs in the yard. The dog that bit York is to be kept in quarantine at home for 10 days, he said.

Goulette contacted the Sentinel Friday afternoon to say she had no comment.

   
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