Home invasion foiled by dog; police seek male, female suspect
WILTON - Police are asking the public to be on the look out for two suspects in an assault and home invasion on Birch Street that allegedly occurred on the evening of July 4.
According to Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox, at roughly 10 p.m. Wednesday evening, police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a reported burglary on Birch Street, a dead-end road off Depot Street. The caller reported that an 18-year-old woman in the home had been assaulted by the two intruders, who are being described as a slender female, about 5-feet, 7-inches in height and a male of average build, about six-feet in height. Both individuals are believed to be in their late teens.
The alleged victim was transported by NorthStar EMS to Franklin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and was later released. She told investigators that the family dog had bitten the male subject in his shin and that the suspects fled the house while she was in the bedroom, protected by the dog. Franklin County Sheriff's Department attempted a K-9 track from the house, but no arrest had been made as of Thursday afternoon.
Wilcox said that nothing was taken from the home, which was unlocked. No weapons were believed to be involved.
Anyone with information about the incident or suspects should contact the Wilton Police Department at 645-3876.