ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Chief David W. Rossbach reports that the Atlantic Highlands Police Department is investigating a dog on human attack that occurred on Keystone Dr off East Mount Ave on November 26, 2019 at approximately 10:01 A.M. Sergeant Stephen Doherty and Patrolman Jonathan Elmer responded and determined that a dog had jumped the 5’ fence located at 32 Keystone Dr and attacked two women walking on Keystone Dr. The attack resulted in one of the women falling to the ground and being bitten by the dog.
Officers determined that the dog involved is owned by Jason Baum of 32 Keystone Dr. The same dog had been out of the secure yard in the neighborhood a week ago with another serious incident occurring in a dog on dog attack and bite that resulted in complaints being signed by Patrolman Travis Morgan for “Dogs Running at Large”.
With the assistance of the Monmouth County SPCA Police, the dog was secured for the safety of the public while in quarantine. Jason Baum was charged by Patrolman Elmer with Atlantic Highlands Borough Ordinance for “Dogs Running at Large”, NJ State Statute “Potentially Dangerous Dog”, and Atlantic Highlands Borough Ordinance “Unlicensed Dog” to be heard in Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court on November 26, 2019 for initial appearance.