Nutley Police blotter: Dog days of summer

By Karen Zautyk

You’d think by now people would know better.
Last week, one of the hottest on record, Nutley police came to the rescue of a small
Maltapoo that had been left in a motor vehicle on Chestnut Place. The report of the
dog came in at 5:43 p.m. July 19, a day when temperatures reached the mid-90s. Even on a mild sunny day, experts tell us, temperatures inside a car can reach 120 degrees – which is why neither children nor pets should be left in them. Officers made entry to the vehicle, removed the dog, and took it to headquarters. An hour later, police said, the owner arrived, looking for the animal.
Police issued a town ordinance summons to the owner and forwarded reports to the
ASPCA for review.
Other incidents on the blotter for the week ending July 22 included, but were not limited to, the following reports:

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