NEWARK, NJ. – A man and two teens, all from Newark, New Jersey, were arrested for beating a dog to death and setting him on fire.
A 17-year-old male was arrested on Monday, June 17, 2019, and police secured arrest warrants for a 22-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl. The incident, described by Newark Police as a “horrific case of animal cruelty” took place on Friday, June 7, 2019. Residents near Columbia Avenue and Plymouth Street woke at around 3:00 a.m. to the sound of garbage cans being knocked over. When they looked outside, they saw a group of young people intentionally pushing them over. In addition, police learned that the group had also damaged vehicles in the area.
A man and his daughter discovered the mangled and burned remains of the dog. “I commend detectives from the 6th Precinct for identifying those responsible for the outrageous torture of this defenseless animal,” Ambrose said. “I applaud those area residents who immediately contacted police when they discovered the fatally injured dog. Everyone has a right to feel safe in our neighborhoods, people as well as pets.”
The arrested 17-year old faces third degree charges of arson, animal cruelty, conspiracy and criminal mischief. Kamal Loyal , 22, and a 15-year old female, both of Newark, have also been identified as suspects. Each is being sought on charges of third degree arson, animal cruelty, conspiracy and criminal mischief.
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