Pit Bull Attack Tops Local News
A pit bull attacked two adults and their dog, Salisbury off-duty cops will have to follow a new policy, winter parking could get restricted on the east side and other stories topped Salisbury Patch news last week.
Salisbury Township police shot and killed a stray pit bull Monday after it bit two people and seriously injured their dog and lunged at the officers, according to police. Police charged Montreal Howard of Allentown, with violating a township ordinance on animals running at large. Tammie Jesberger, her father, Bill Tittel, and their 6-year-old cockapoo, Oreo, allegedly were attacked by the pit bull in their Pearl Avenue neighborhood. Oreo underwent four hours of emergency surgery after suffering puncture wounds and a broken jaw in the attack, its owner said.
Residents who live in the warren of congested, narrow streets in Eastern Salisbury Township made worse during snow storms may soon have to comply with new parking restrictions in winter. Salisbury Township Police Chief Alan Stiles and Public Works Department Director John Andreas are considering up to 14 options for zones with limited or no parking and changes to the snow emergency ordinance.
Salisbury Township police officers who want to work for private businesses in their off-hours will have to comply with a new policy that is being drafted, according to Police Chief Alan Stiles. A labor attorney and the police union are reviewing the draft, which deals with compensation and other issues, Stiles said.
Several vehicles parked in the Country Club Road area had their windows shot out with a BB-style pellet gun late last week, according to Salisbury Township Police. There were reports of similar incidents on surrounding streets in Western Salisbury, as well as in Emmaus and South Whitehall Township, according to Salisbury Township Police Department's Facebook page.
Because of amendments to the state's First Class Township code, Salisbury will change the status of tax collector and treasurer. The tax collector, who is currently appointed, will become an elected position this year, and the treasurer, who had been elected every four years, will now be appointed.