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Case ID: 16445
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: other wildlife
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Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010

County: Barnstable

Disposition: Alleged
Case Images: 1 files available

» Amy Previe
» Wayne Martin

On Tuesday, July 27, 2010, officers of the Truro Police Department, with assistance from the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Provincetown Police Department, executed a search warrant at 25 Quail Ridge Road in Truro for suspicion of Cruelty to Animals. As a result of the warrant and entrance to the premises, the officers encountered a coyote who had been living in a small cage in the apartment above a detached garage for some time.

With assistance from the Town’s Health Inspector, Fire Department and Wild Care, the animal was tranquilized and removed from the premises. Additionally, officers discovered a combination of 19 rifles, shotguns, one handgun and pellet rifle, all of which but one, were unsecured without any type of locking device.

As a result of the search warrant and subsequent investigation, both residents of the apartment, Amy Previe and Wayne Martin, both of 25 Quail Ridge Road, Truro, were arrested and charged with Cruelty to an Animal. Further, Martin was charged with 17 counts of storage of a firearm without being properly locked.


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