Officer bitten during search for wanted man

2012-09-21T18:15:00Z Officer bitten during search for wanted manTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 21, 2012 6:15 pm  • 

UNION TOWNSHIP | A Porter County Sheriff's officer was reportedly bitten in the leg during a search for a man wanted on a warrant.

Authorities went to a home Thursday in the 10 block of County Road 325 West to search for a man who was wanted for failing to appear in court.

Investigators said an iron gate blocked the entrance to the home. When officers jumped over the gate, they were met by a woman who yelled profanities at them and told them to get off her property.

Authorities said the man they were search for was the grandson of the homeowner.

According to a police report, officers went inside because they could not hear to talk with the woman because of the barking of her dogs.

The woman told officers that her grandson had lived in her home in the past, but no longer lived there.

After searching the woman's house and not finding the man they were looking for, officers left the house. During that time, one of the officers was bitten by one of her dogs. The investigators told the woman her dog would be impounded by Animal Control officers.

The Porter County Sheriff's Department report states the woman became angry with officers because they came onto her property to look for someone who did not live there.

The officer was treated for the dog bite.

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