Friday, February 18, 2011

Police halt dogfight; teens face charges

From Capital Gazette

County police broke up what they believe was a staged dogfight in Severn Thursday evening.Police got a tip around 5:20 p.m. that five people were grouped around two dogs fighting in a wooded area near Athena Lane and Loving Road.
When officers arrived, the group dispersed into the woods toward Arwell Court.
Police caught two teenage boys as they were running out of the woods onto Arwell Court. Police said one of the teens was carrying a pit bull by the neck.
County Animal Control officers took the animal to a local veterinary hospital for evaluation. The dog was found to be in poor condition, police said.
Officers spotted the second dog running into the wooded area, but could not catch it, or the other three suspects.
The two teens who were caught are 16 years old. They were charged as juveniles with numerous animal cruelty violations, police said.
The Department of Juvenile Services placed the boys into custody at the Cheltenham Youth Facility.
The investigation is ongoing.

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Severn Teenagers Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges - Severn Patch

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