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 …


Emergency Response, Government

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 …