Crime Scene: Animal Stories


Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/23/2011

2 charged with abandoning dogs in Md.

They face charges alleging that they failed to provide proper veterinary care for eight dogs.

By the Associated Press  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Frederick

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Recovered D.C. dog in New York, ready for a new home

Ivan’s early months in the world weren’t easy. He was given up for adoption as a three-month old, kidnapped, led around the city, and finally returned with scrapes, scratches and what appeared to be dog bites.

By Clarence Williams  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Clarence Williams, The District

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Cat found with arrow through neck in Va.

A Manassas Park woman found her pet cat with an arrow through its neck and the projectile may have been shot from a crossbow, Manassas Park police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Md. trooper shoots and kills loose emu

Maryland State Police say a trooper shot and killed an emu that had been on the loose for two weeks, blocking traffic and disrupting a North East neighborhood.

By the Cecil Whig  |  07:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Animal Stories

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Deadly cat virus strikes Fairfax County

Every cat in the Fairfax County Animal Shelter was euthanized Wednesday night to contain the spread of a highly contagious virus, Fairfax County police said Thursday. 

By June Q. Wu  |  04:36 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Fairfax

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Animal cruelty charges for Md. horse farm owner

The owner of a Centreville, Md., horse farm where 140 horses were found to be malnourished has been charged with animal cruelty.

By The Associated Press  |  07:29 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Maryland

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Va. man killed by his pet pit bull

Police say a Spotsylvania County man found dead in his home was killed by his pit bull

By Associated Press  |  09:17 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Police: Woman left poodle in hot car to go to tanning salon

A woman was cited in Frederick Wednesday for allegedly leaving a poodle locked inside a hot car with the windows rolled up while she went to a tanning salon, Frederick County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:10 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Animal Stories

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Pit bull bites elderly Baltimore woman in face

A 78-year-old woman was attacked outside her home Friday.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:03 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Animal Stories

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Man shoots and kills pit bull in Md.

A man shot and killed a pit bull in Severn Sunday after the dog and the man’s pit bull began fighting, according to Anne Arundel County police.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:34 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Animal Stories

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/27/2011

More details of electrocuted snake at Pepco substation

Black snake electrocuted after getting into circuit breaker

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Crime Scene

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Neighbors rescue dog from Beltsville fire

A handful of neighbors saved a family dog from a large blaze in a Beltsville home Monday, Prince George’s County fire officials said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Pr. George's, Fires & Fire Safety, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Herndon woman charged after 27 dead cats found in home

A Herndon woman has been a charged with animal cruelty and other offenses in a case where 27 cats died in her home, Fairfax County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Fairfax

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Police find owner of Va. home where 20 to 30 dead cats were found

The remains of 20 to 30 dead cats were discovered Tuesday in her Herndon home.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Fairfax, Fairfax

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Puppies stolen in home break-in

A pair of pit bull puppies was stolen from a Manassas home Wednesday afternoon, police said. Someone broke into the house in the 9300 block of Goosebury Drive between 2 and 4:30 p.m. and took the eight-week-old puppies, a male...

By Allison Klein  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Animal Stories, Manassas

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 03/03/2011

In Pa., it's 'terrorism by mice'

A man in Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with trying to sabotage competing pizza shop owners with mice, according to this report: "It's terrorism by mice," said Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "I've never had to deal with...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:47 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Around the Nation, Offbeat

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Charges for Michael Vick co-defendant

A co-defendant in Michael Vick's dogfighting conspiracy case has been charged in Virginia with violating the terms of his probation. Quanis Phillips has been ordered to appear before a federal judge in Richmond on March 15....

By Associated Press  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Celebrities, Virginia

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 01/13/2011

Illegal crab sales charges for 3 in Md.

Three Maryland men have been charged with selling crabs without a license. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police announced the charges Wednesday against the Eastern Shore men for selling crabs harvested between June and September....

By The Associated Press  |  07:58 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 01/07/2011

Slow down: whales crossing

Federal authorities are handing out speeding tickets to large commercial ships that exceed a new 10-knot limit aimed at protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale, according to a story in The Virginian-Pilot. About 350 of the whales are believed...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:03 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 01/05/2011

Emu on the loose in Md.

The calls started coming in to Calvert County authorities around Thanksgiving. An oversized bird, people said, was on the loose in their Dunkirk neighborhoods. "A lot of people called in and said they had an ostrich in their backyard," said...

By Maria Glod  |  05:13 PM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 11/26/2010

Jail for 2 after dog's death in Md.

A Berlin, Md., couple face jail time for locking their dogs in a hot SUV parked at a Salisbury mall over the summer. Thirty-six-year-old Shannon Mecall Hussain and her fiance, 45-year-old Kirt Barren Greenberg, were convicted on 18 counts of...

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  07:37 AM ET, 11/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Animal neglect charges for Va. man

A Thaxton, Va., man faces animal neglect charges stemming from the seizure of more than 100 dogs and cats from his mobile home. The Roanoke Times reports that Ronald Lee Snellings remains free on bond....

By The Roanoke Times  |  07:43 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 11/16/2010

Animals nabbed from Md. nature center

Baltimore police are looking for a gecko, an iquana and several other exotic animals taken from a city-run nature center. The theft occurred sometime over the weekend. According to a police report, an employee at the Carrie Murray Nature Center...

By the Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 11/15/2010

Condit's messages to Chandra Levy

For the past three weeks, a jury in D.C. Superior Court has been hearing evidence in the case against Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Chandra Levy. The trial resumes Monday and closing arguments are expected on Tuesday.

By Henri Cauvin and Keith L. Alexander  |  09:32 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Man charged in fight with parrot

A Michigan man has been charged with animal torture following allegations that he got into a fight with his pet parrot, according to reprots: Ann Arbor police say Turpen, who kept the parrot in his backpack, shook it violently as...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/20/2010

Ohio drug case dogs in D.C. for rehab

The Washington Animal Rescue League has taken in 10 of approximately 200 pit bulls found on a rural property in southeastern Ohio during a search by local drug investigators. The dogs arrived Saturday. The league, previously helped in the rehabilitation...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Va. cop convicted of animal neglect

A Clifton Forge police officer convicting of neglecting his dog must perform 24 hours of community service and is forbidden to own animals. Botetourt County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jill Deegan told The Roanoke Times that Chris W. Broughman also must...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 09/14/2010

50-lb. tortoise stolen in Delaware

Police in New Castle County, Del., are looking for a 50-pound tortoise stolen from a Wilmington-area store. The brown and tan African Sulcata Tortoise named Roger has roamed the Greenbank Aquarium store during business hours for the last 15 years,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:04 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Woman locked dog in trunk: Police

A woman has been cited with animal cruelty after police say she locked her dog in the trunk of her car while she shopped. Twenty-two-year-old Emilia Szymborska says the 1-year-old cockapoo named Lalia was running all over the parking lot...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Authorities: Man killed kitten with broom

A 30-year-old man was charged with animal cruelty Thursday for allegedly killing a 3-month-old kitten with a broom, the Washington Humane Society said in a statement today. The kitten, Tyra, apparently wouldn't get off the sofa inside a home on...

By Dan Morse  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 08/25/2010

Dog fends off woman's attacker in Del.

Dover police say a woman's dog scared off a would-be rapist in her apartment. The suspect was arrested later at his home. Police say the 18-year-old woman was in her apartment Tuesday about 2 p.m. when she heard a knock...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:08 PM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Man punches police horse in N.Y.

They don't take kindly to horse punchers in the summer thoroughbred racing mecca of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Authorities say 37-year-old Jamison Johnson of Cohoes, near Albany, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for punching a police horse after...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:12 AM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/16/2010

Police suspect Md. dogfighting ring

Cecil County authorities have seized 11 pit bulls and more than 100 marijuana plants during a search of an Elkton home. The Cecil County Drug Task Force searched the home in the 300 block of Red Hill Road on Thursday,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories, Animal Stories

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/12/2010

Police allege pit bull attack on officer

The Charles County sheriff's office says a woman was arrested after ordering her pit bull to attack an officer. Authorities say they received a call on Tuesday about a woman with her pit bull who refused to leave the lobby...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Animal Stories