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Suspect Arrested for Possession of Dogs that Seriously Injured a Victim

Goleta Calif. – At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, Sheriff’s deputies responded with fire and medics to a report of a victim who was attacked by a dog on San Milano Drive. When deputies arrived, they located the victim who had serious injuries. Fire and medics arrived shortly after and took over care of the victim. Deputies further learned that two dogs had broken through a fence and attacked the victim. A resident where the dogs live secured them prior to deputies’ arrival.

Neighbors in the area were able to direct deputies to the address where the dogs were and added that they were familiar with the dogs from previous encounters where they had been aggressive.  Deputies contacted 24-year-old Armando Coronado at his residence with the two dogs. County Animal Control responded and took possession of the dogs and deputies arrested Coronado for a violation of 399(b)PC: possession of a mischievous animal that causes serious bodily injury. Coronado was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail of $20,000.

The identity and the condition of the victim are not available for release.

City of Goleta officials were informed of this incident and indicated that they plan follow-up with County Animal Control, who provide contract service to the City of Goleta.

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