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Monday, Jul 30, 2007County: Crisp
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Local police have arrested two juveniles for allegedly fighting dogs, at least one of which was stolen.
Officers first were called to a residence in the 1200 block of South Ninth Street in reference to the theft of a dog. The complainant said the two juveniles in question came into his yard wanting to fight their dog against his dog.
The complainant's mother said she told the juveniles to leave and one of the youngsters allegedly threw a wrench at her and cursed at her.
The complainant then said he went inside to call police and when he came back out, his dog was gone. He also stated that he saw the juveniles walking down the alley with his dog.
The responding officer recalled that other officers had been dispatched earlier to a dog fighting case in the alley of the 500 block of West 20th Ave. and after a brief lookout, he found the juveniles a block away with one of them holding the stolen dog with a leash.
According to reports, the dog had fresh injuries to the left side of his jaw, a large bloody area where the fur was missing, a puncture wound under his neck and lacerations to his front left leg. The dog also had older injuries, according to the officer. Photographs of all the dog's injuries were taken and logged into evidence.
After being interviewed at the police department, the juveniles were charged with aggravated assault, theft by taking, cruelty to animals and dog fighting.
The dog was picked up by animal control.
- Cordele Dispatch - July 30, 2007
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