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Westport Man Charged With Punching His Dog

Dogs are said to be man's best friend, but Westport resident Jefferson Kitt allegedly used his dog as a punching bag.

Police were called to Kitt's home at 169 Compo Road S. on Friday night after a complaint from a neighbor that Kitt had punched his dog in the head several times. The dog was taken to Norwalk Emergency Veterinary Hospital for treatment and was not seriously injured. The dog was taken to Westport Animal Control for its safety.

Kitt, 47, was charged with cruelty to animals and is scheduled to appear in court April 15.

Also from the police blotter:

• Ansonia resident Wesley Dorsey was arrested Wednesday after police were called to Hall-Brooke Hospital on a report that he was threatening the staff. Dorsey, 33, was being discharged at the time of the alleged incident. He was charged with breach of peace. On Friday, Dorsey was arrested again when police were called to Hall-Brooke again on a report that Dorsey had returned to the facility after being warned not to. He was charged with first-degree criminal trespass and is scheduled to appear in court on both charges April 18.

• Bridgeport resident Brian Johnson turned himself in to Westport police Thursday knowing that the department held a warrant for his arrest. Police said the warrant stemmed from 2010 motor vehicle charges in which Johnson, 36, allegedly failed to appear in court. He was charged with second-degree failure to appear and is due in court April 18.

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