TPD: Dog bites two kids at Chesney Park

A dog reportedly bit two children at Chesney Park, in the 1800 block of SW Buchanan St., on Monday, June 24, 2019. (WIBW/Eric Ives)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Two children are recovering after being bitten by a dog Monday afternoon at Chesney Park, according to the Topeka Police Dept.

TPD officers and Animal Control officers were called to the park, in the 1800 block of SW Buchanan St., around 3:15 p.m. TPD says they were told one boy was bit. After they arrived, Animal Control learned the dog bit a second child as well.

A man and a woman who were painting a home nearby told 13 NEWS the kids were playing in the park, and saw a couple hanging out at the gazebo with a dog. They said the woman with the dog let it off the leash and it darted across the field and bit one child in the face. They say it then bit the other child on the backside.

The witnesses say another woman ran from her home and tackled the dog. They say the dog’s owner responded by kicking the woman in the face and took off with the animal.

They witnesses stayed with the kids until an ambulance arrived.

TPD says the children were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released. Detectives are still trying to locate the dog and its owner. The dog is described only as tan colored.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Topeka Police Dept.’s Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400 or Shawnee Co. Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007. Anonymous tips can also be made online at www.p3tips.com/128.