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Valley Center Man Denies Charges in Pit Bull Attack

A Valley Center man was in court today, pleading not guilty to charges that he failed to control two dogs which reportedly attacked joggers last November.

The incident was called “a pit bull attack” in which “two young men fought off the dogs but were both severely mauled,” in a statement released by San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Jose Ledesma, 40, admitted that he was watching the dogs for their owner that day, November 27, 2011, according to an investigator’s statement found in court files.

The alleged victims said they were running on a dirt trail near Valley Center Middle School when they were attacked by a group of six dogs — the dogs appeared to come from the San Pasqual reservation land nearby, according to animal control officer Joni Palumbo.

Officer Palumbo made a photo lineup of “nine different dogs” and two alleged victims “positively identified” a pair of dog suspects – the dogs were named as “Darla” and “Muffs.” Officer Palumbo said these dogs are owned by Gabriel Vallez and that they were photographed on “nearby Nyemii Pass Road” and “matched the description given to me by the victims.”

Ledesma has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges and remains at liberty on his own recognizance. He is next expected in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse on October 29.

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A Valley Center man was in court today, pleading not guilty to charges that he failed to control two dogs which reportedly attacked joggers last November.

The incident was called “a pit bull attack” in which “two young men fought off the dogs but were both severely mauled,” in a statement released by San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Jose Ledesma, 40, admitted that he was watching the dogs for their owner that day, November 27, 2011, according to an investigator’s statement found in court files.

The alleged victims said they were running on a dirt trail near Valley Center Middle School when they were attacked by a group of six dogs — the dogs appeared to come from the San Pasqual reservation land nearby, according to animal control officer Joni Palumbo.

Officer Palumbo made a photo lineup of “nine different dogs” and two alleged victims “positively identified” a pair of dog suspects – the dogs were named as “Darla” and “Muffs.” Officer Palumbo said these dogs are owned by Gabriel Vallez and that they were photographed on “nearby Nyemii Pass Road” and “matched the description given to me by the victims.”

Ledesma has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges and remains at liberty on his own recognizance. He is next expected in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse on October 29.

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I hope they have more evidence than a photo line up of dogs.

Sept. 25, 2012

exactly.. its sad he's being charged and not the owner of any of the dogs involved .. i believe he was dog sitting 2 of the dogs not six.. smh

Sept. 25, 2012

The First Public event for victims of Pitbulls & other dangerous dogs. Victims are coming to the FREE EVENT from across the USA and Canada. on-site security, two lives bands, a food vendor along with several national speakers on the issue of dangerous dogs October 27th, 2012. Churches, and business groups are welcome to come out to help raise awareness and show support. We kick off the event with a short walk at Noon and we will carry posters of victims that cannot attend due to the severity of their injuries, or due to the fact that they were killed by a pitbull. DOGS ARE PROHIBITED AT THE EVENT. a playground is onsite. The Free event will run until 7 p.m. http://walkforvictimsofpitbulls.blogspot.com/

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Sept. 28, 2012

First Public event for victims of Pitbulls & other dangerous dogs

No such things as a "dangerous dog" just dangerous owners and uneducated fools like yourself. Pit Bulls are the most popular dog in America and are going no where.

http://educateyourselfonissues.wetpaint.com/page/Pit+Bull+Bans

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Sept. 29, 2012

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