Two Arrested for Cockfighting

January 18, 2007

Los Angeles: The Animal Cruelty Task Force raided a cockfighting operation and arrested a 17-year-old teenager and his mother Tuesday afternoon.

On January 16, 2007, at around 1:00 P.M., officers were called to investigate a cockfight in the 1300 block of North Marine Avenue. During the investigation, officers saw "boxing muffs" strapped to one of the roosters and immediately called vice officers to secure the residence while a search warrant was obtained.

Investigators recovered a large quantity of narcotics, several stolen weapons, and a cache of ammunition being stored in a child’s bedroom. Officers also seized 16 fighting roosters, nine hens, and one dead rooster from the backyard. The animals were handed over to the Department of Animal Control.

Adriana Reynoso, 34, who is on probation, was arrested and booked for endangering her children. Her bail was set at $100,000.

Reynoso’s 17-year-old son was arrested for possessing methamphetamine for sales, stolen firearms and fighting gamecocks. He was on probation for prior offenses.

The Animal Cruelty Task Force is a joint partnership between the Department of Animal Services, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the City Attorney’s Office. Its mission is to fight animal cruelty and neglect in the City of Los Angeles.

Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Cruelty Task Force Detective Susan Brumagin at 213-485-3860. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

The following photographs are from a previous case of animal cruelty and are not related to the arrests made on January 16, 2007.