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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Man spends weekend in jail after his dog bites girl

  • Suspect gave officers false name, deputies allege. Girl
    was treated at the scene
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  • A Taft man spent the weekend in jail after his dog bit a girl in the stomach in South Taft Friday night.
    Cresteno Huerta was arrested by Kern County Sheriff's deputies Friday night in the 100 block of Rose Street.
    According to Sheriff's reports Huerta owns a pit bull that bit the girl on the stomach at 7:16 p.m.
    Firefighters and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene to treat the victim, who apparently didn't need hospitalization.
    Huerta was arrested and charged with not having a license or rabies vaccination for the dog and for providing false identification to deputies.
    He appeared in Kern County Superior Court on Monday and, according to court records, pleaded no contest to the false identification charge.
    He was sentenced to time served and placed on three years probation, court records show.
    Kern County Animal Control officers took control of the dog.
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