resident was issued a citation on Monday after her dog slipped its collar,
left her yard, and attacked a woman jogging, Chesterton Police said.
police, at 6:50 p.m. a 19-year-old Porter woman was running in the 800 block
of Coffee Creek Drive when she “heard a dog barking at her rather closely.”
The woman turned to see “a medium to large dog” running at her and
“aggressively barking.” The dog then bit her hand and wrist, knocked her to
the ground, and subsequently bit her “multiple times” in the abdomen and
back, police said.
officer observed puncture marks on the woman’s back, some of them an inch
and half deep, and noted that her skin “was very inflamed” with “multiple
puncture wounds with blood,” police said. The woman was also “complaining of
immense pain from her right wrist where the dog had bitten her,” police
The woman was
transported to the Franciscan Alliance ER department on Indian Boundary
identified the owner of the dog as Monica Guzman, a resident of the 800
block of Burr Oak Drive, who advised police that her 75-pound Cane Corso
either slipped out of or broke her collar “in the non-fenced in area of
Guzman was “fined
with a local ordinance for having her animal running at large” and was
informed that Porter County Animal Control will be contacting her about the
incident and instructing her to quarantine the dog for 10 days.