GOLETA A man was arrested Saturday and is facing criminal charges after a person was attacked by a dog on San Milano Drive in the city of Goleta, authorities said.
The incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. April 11. Emergency personnel responded to the area and located a victim who was seriously injured. An investigation revealed two dogs broke through a fence and attacked the victim, said Raquel Zick, spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.
“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,” Ms. Zick said.
Deputies contacted 24-year-old Armando Coronado at his residence with the two dogs. County Animal Control responded and took possession of the animals and Mr. Coronado was arrested on suspicion of possession of a mischievous animal that causes serious bodily injury. He was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail of $20,000, Ms. Zick said.
The identity and the condition of the victim were withheld. City officials were also notified and intent to follow-up with Animal Control, which provides contract service to the city of Goleta.