OPP officer suffers dog bite after man releases 2 aggressive dogs in yard

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(TOWNSHIP OF ESSA) – On Friday, July 7, 2017 at approximately 11:47 am, officers from the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call for service to serve a Trespass Notice to an individual at a residence located on the 15th Line in the Town of New Tecumseth.

Officers attended the address and could hear dogs barking within the residence. It is alleged, the suspect, released two aggressive dogs into the yard. During the incident, a Nottawasaga OPP officer was injured as the result of a dog bite.

The officer was transported by County of Simcoe Paramedics to an area hospital for treatment of a serious bite to their hand.

Immediately after the attack, a male exited the residence and refused to cooperate with restraining his animals. Ultimately, there were no injuries to the dogs.

Costanzo DELVICARIO, age 81 of the Town of New Tecumseth was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault a peace officer with a weapon
  • Assault peace officer – Cause bodily harm

The accused was released from custody and will attend a future court date at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford.