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Saturday, Feb 19, 2011County: Suffolk
Charges: Felony Non-CTA
» Rosa Medero
» Pablo Lopez
Suffolk County Police arrested 33 people for their involvement in a rooster fighting ring in Central Islip on Saturday night.
Officers and investigators with the Suffolk County SPCA executed a search warrant at a Half Mile Road home where there was an active fight in progress in the basement involving numerous roosters, with more birds stored in cages at 9:05 p.m., police said.
Approximately 35 roosters were siezed, along with equipment used to prepare the birds for fighting, a fighting ring, scales and spectator seating, police said.
Rosa Medero, 37, and Pablo Lopez, 34, who live at the home, were charged with two felony counts each of prohibition of animal fighting.
Thirty-one other spectators were arrested for violations under prohibition of animal fighting and released on appearance tickets.
Medero and Lopez will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.
- longislandpress.com - Feb 20, 2011
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