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Dover first responders kept busy over holiday weekend

| May 29, 2024

DOVER (WJER) (May 29, 2024) – A variety of emergency calls kept police busy over the holiday weekend.

They included a house fire, a motorcycle crash, a dog biting a toddler and an overdose death.

The house fire early Saturday morning destroyed a home on East 2nd Street but nobody was hurt.

The motorcycle crash happened on Memorial Day around 3 p.m. at the intersection of North Wooster and 17th Street. The rider was transported by helicopter with a bleeding head wound. He was moving and talking and had been wearing a helmet.

It was initially reported as a hit-skip but officers are investigating to determine if another vehicle was involved.

On Sunday morning, Dover police responded to the 800 block of Emerson Avenue for a report of a pit bull biting a 3-year-old on the face resulting in heavy bleeding. Dover Fire Department transported the victim to Akron Children’s Hospital when a helicopter wasn’t available. The victim was related to the dog owner. Police gave the owner the option of quarantining the dog or making arrangements with the Dog Warden to have the dog euthanized. Police responded to the same address an hour later for a person who was bitten by a dog on the hand.

That person was also transported to the hospital. Police also responded to the report of an apparent overdose death in the 500 block of East 3rd Street Saturday morning just after 6:30.

The police responded to a couple of calls at the Canal Dover Festival Saturday night. Around 10:30 they responded to a report of some juveniles on the roof of a building yelling racial slurs to the festival goers below. The building owner said he would take care of it. And just before midnight officers removed an unspecified narcotic item from the beer garden.

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