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Case ID: 19945
Classification: Beating
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Monday, Jun 17, 2013

County: New Haven

Disposition: Alleged

» Jacqueline Carrasquillo
» 17-year-old male

A woman who, with the help of her teenage brother, allegedly beat a neighbor's pit bull with a baseball bat has been charged with assault and animal cruelty.

The dog's owners, a woman and her boyfriend, told police they were out for a walk Monday afternoon with their pet when they were confronted by 29-year-old Jacqueline Carrasquillo and her 17-year-old brother. Carrasquillo was allegedly wielding a bat.

The siblings took the dog and Carrasquillo began beating it with the bat, police said. When the boyfriend tried to stop her, Carrasquillo then attacked him with the bat.

Both the woman who owns the pit bull and Carrasquillo then called the police. Carrasquillo told police that a neighbor's dog was loose in the apartment's common hallway and that the dog had tried biting her. She called again minutes later saying the dog was out of control and that she had hit it with an umbrella, police said.

Police responded to the residence at 197 Exchange St. and spoke to both the dog's owners and Carrasquillo.

The boyfriend, who went to the hospital following the confrontation with Carrasquillo, said the dispute began Sunday, when the dog jumped on Carrasquillo and bruised her. He said Carrasquillo vowed to kill the dog the next time she saw it.

Carrasquillo was charged with second-degree assault, cruelty to an animal and interfering with police. Her brother, whose name was not released, was also charged with cruelty to an animal and interfering with police, and sixth-degree larceny for taking the dog from the couple.


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