PINON HILLS:(VVNG.com)- Deputies were forced to shoot an aggressive pit bull that charged at them while serving a search warrant at a residence.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 21st at approximately 1:16 p.m. on the 2000 block of Fremontia Road in Pinon Hills. Hesperia Sheriff’s station served a search warrant at the residence in reference to an ongoing investigation.
According to authorities the suspect(s) were stealing checks from the mail and forging the information, before cashing the checks.
While on the premises serving the search warrant, deputies encountered a pit bull tethered to a clothesline style, dog cable line, stated a San Bernardino Sheriff’s department press release. “The dog barked and showed aggressive behavior, but was tethered in an area that allowed detectives to conduct their search out of its reach.
While detectives were searching a vehicle at the location, the pit bull broke free of its tether and charged aggressively at Sheriff’s personnel. The dog was shot once in the chest, stopping the attack.
County Animal Control Officers arrived and took the dog to a local animal hospital where the dog was treated for a non-life threatening injury and will be returned to its owner. The owner of the pit bull, who reportedly keeps it on a tether due to its aggressive nature, was informed of the injury and where it was taken for care.
Detectives are actively working on this case and will release additional information as it becomes available. Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Hesperia Station Detective Division at (760)947-1500.