The search is on for two pitbulls that have attacked four residents (so far) in the small Long Island community of Lakeview since Tuesday. The dogs, one brown and the other black attacked a 16-year old boy and three women ages 24, 29 and 54 between 6:30pm and 7:01pm in the area west of Woodfield Rd., from Pinebrook Ave. and Tyler Rd on the north, to Clinton Ave. on the south, and parkside Rd. on the west.
The boy was the first to be attacked, followed ten minutes later by the 54-year old victim. Both had injuries on their left arms. The 24-year old was bitten on the right arm and left leg around 6:50pm as she walked on Pinebrook near Tyler. The remaining victim suffered injuries to her face, left shoulder and arm and right arm a few minutes later as she got out of her car. All were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Officers from the 4th Precinct and Emergency Service officers have been conducting a door to door search of the neighborhood trying to find information about the dogs and their owners. In addition, the department’s Aviation Unit and Bureau of Special Operations and members of the Town of Hempstead Animal Control Office have joined in the hunt.
“We’re hoping that they are home at this point,” commented Cindy Iacopella of the Hempstead Animal Control. “It’s even possible that their owner(s) don’t even know what happened.
Police are asking anyone who sees the dogs to call 911. You can also reach the 4th Precinct by calling 516 573-6400.