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Woonsocket Police officer bitten by pit-bull

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Dee DeQuattro


A Woonsocket Police officer was treated for a dog bite after he was bitten by a pit-bull when responding to a domestic disturbance.

Officer Patrick Greeno, 24, was attempting to apprehend a difficult suspect in her residence at 252 Burnside Avenue when two pit-bulls escaped from a room and one bit the officer's arm. The dog broke skin and caused a cut that was approximately half and inch long.

Officer Michael Theroux who was also on scene was ready to tase the dog when another resident was able to remove the dogs from the room.

Greeno was attempting to arrest 44-year-old Katie Acevedo for domestic assault on a 44-year-old man in the house who had seemingly been scratched.

The man chose not to press charges but police arrested Acevedo on probable cause. She was charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest.

Greeno was treated at Landmark Medical Center and released. The owners were allowed to keep to dog which was licensed and vaccinated as long as it is quarantined for 10-days.

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