Crime, Police/Fire

Pair indicted after 74 dead cats found inside Middle River home

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Two Middle River residents have been indicted on 63 counts of aggravated animal cruelty, animal cruelty, and failure to provide food, drink, and care after police discovered 74 dead cats and rescued 150 live cats and other animals from inside their home. Garriott J. Cox, 53, and Pamela Arrington, 51, of the 10000-block of Bird River Road (21220), …


Crime

Man wanted in connection with beating death of dog

UPDATE: Luedtke has been taken into custody – details here. Original story below… —— Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jerome Irvin Luedtke Jr., 33, wanted on animal cruelty charges for beating a small dog to death with a glass bottle. On January 13, police were called to Pet ER on Cromwell Bridge Road when Luedtke and …


Baltimore County to create animal abuse unit within BCoPD

Preventing animal cruelty is quickly becoming a top priority in Baltimore County. Just one day after Council Members David Marks and Tom Quirk announced that they were introducing legislation to tighten the county’s animal welfare statute, officials announced on Thursday that Baltimore County would be creating a dedicated animal abuse unit within the Baltimore County Police Department. “In response to …