Roseville police identify owner of dogs involved in attack

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 23, 2020

File photo by Brendan Losinski


ROSEVILLE — On Oct. 22, the Roseville Criminal Investigations Division announced that it had identified the owner of the dogs involved in an attack on a 45-year-old Roseville woman and her dog.

The incident occurred Oct. 5. According to police, the victim was walking her dog when two dogs running loose attacked her and her pet, a 10-month-old beagle. Two nearby residents witnessed it happening and tried to intervene. The woman, her dog and the pair who tried to assist were bitten, and the woman’s dog died.

The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries before being released. The two residents who helped her refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

Roseville detectives concluded their investigation and presented a warrant request to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office. On Oct. 21, an arrest warrant was issued for a Roseville resident. The authorized charge was one count of dangerous animal causing serious injury, which is a four-year felony.

On Oct. 22, the dog owner surrendered the dogs to Roseville detectives. Police said the dogs’ owner is cooperating with them and turned herself in for arraignment.