'Vicious' dogs attack man, boy
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Sep 21, 2010 | 2467 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two unleashed dogs in the area of Falcon Circle in Cartersville went after a man and boy in separate Sunday incidents.

According to the incident report, Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies responded shortly before 10 a.m. after a witness reported he saw a brown dog and black canine attack the 51-year-old man riding a bicycle. The man told police one of the dogs bit him on the pants leg, but he used his bike as a shield as he backed away from the aggressive animals and went into an apartment.

While deputies awaited the arrival of Animal Control personnel, they spotted the canine pair, each of which appeared to be Pit Bull mixed breeds, run toward an 8-year-old boy on Pinewood Road. A deputy noted in the report, the dogs bit at the boy's heels until he ran inside a home.

As the duo cornered a small Chihuahua shortly after, a deputy scared the dogs off and followed them to their Jude Drive home. The owner said the dogs had gotten out of the home while he was sleeping.

Animal Control officers took over the case.

Intoxicated woman found floating in lake

A woman spotted floating in Lake Allatoona Sunday evening appeared to be intoxicated and said she was trying to escape a woods fire, according to the BCSO incident report.

Bartow County Fire Department personnel said crews were called to a woods fire in the area of Macedonia Cemetery around 7:20 p.m. Georgia Forestry Commission workers plowed a fire break while BCFD firefighters raked a fire break line and used the department's boat to douse the area near the lake with water.

About 25 minutes later a man who saw the fire said an intoxicated woman walked up and asked for ride, then walked away. The woman walked to the shore and he lost sight of her.

Around 8 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Webster's Ferry Landing day use area were a boater reported he spotted a woman floating in the lake on a foam block. When deputies arrived, she was hanging onto the side of the boat, appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance and was retrieved from the water by firefighters.

She said she was at Macedonia Campground when a fire broke out and she jumped in the lake to get away from the fire. The woman was taken to Cartersville Medical Center.

Deputies believe both incidents involved the same woman, and she was not arrested as of press time.

Also at press time, the cause of the fire had not been determined.

Electrical problem may have caused fire at Paw Paw's

Bartow firefighters say the fire at Paw Paw's Grocery at 6817 N. Main St. in Acworth may have been electrical in nature.

Crews responded to the blaze around 10 p.m. Sunday, and saw heavy smoke from building. Firefighters forced entry to the building and found moderate amount of fire, which was quickly extinguished, a representative said.

There was moderate damage to the structure.

Rock smashed convenience store glass door

Burglary suspects who smashed a glass door with a rock could not be seen on video surveillance, according to the Cartersville Police Department report. Police responded to the incident at Sunoco, 700 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, around 1 a.m. Monday.

The owner said no merchandise appeared to be missing.