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Monday, August 19, 2013

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Suspect Sought in Animal Cruelty Incident NR 13392js

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Animal Cruelty Task Force, Detective Support and Vice Division are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect who was seen pulling a critically injured dog from the bed of his truck.

On July 4, 2013, a witness observed a male suspect in the alley between Kittridge Street and Hamlin Street, one block east of Laurel Canyon Road pulling an injured dog from his collar while the dog was attached to the bed of his truck. The suspect left the dog for dead.  The suspect was confronted by a witness and the suspect fled the area.

The truck is described as a possible late 80’s white Toyota Pick-up, with dark stripes on the side of the vehicle, a toolbox in the bed of the truck, large off-road tires, a sunroof, and small extra cab windows.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact LAPD Animal Cruelty Task Force, Detective Support and Vice Division at (213) 486-0450. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.

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