Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Woman's Ignorance kills dog

SOMERVILLE — Virginia E. Hendricks, 63, of Hillsborough was charged with animal cruelty in connection with leaving an unattended dog in a car with fatal results.
According to investigators, police arrived at the rear parking lot of 50 W. Main St. on April 30 at 4:36 p.m. to find Hendricks standing next to a beige 1999 Toyota Camry. In her arms was a dead dog, a white Bijon Frise.
Police said all the car windows were closed at the time officers arrived, and the temperature outdoors was 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hendricks said she left the dog in the car for about 20 minutes and thought she had left a window ajar, according to police. Witnesses at the scene told police they had previously seen Hendricks frequently park her car in the same lot leaving the dog inside for long periods of time with the car windows closed.
Hendricks said she would contact a veterinarian to make arrangements for the dog’s remains.
 Police are skeptical of her alleged "ignorance" to the danger of leaving her dog in a closed car and the case remains open for invesitgation.

"We would like to take the time to remind everyone - with summer coming and warmer temperatures, DON'T LEAVE YOUR DOG/CAT/FRIEND IN A CLOSED CAR! This can be fatal! Would you do this to your child?"

Man microwaves pet cat

NEWS RELEASE:  Animal Cruelty Charges
Incident: Animal Cruelty
Date of Incident: 20 April 2010
Location: 1500 block of May Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Mark Laird, 20, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 20 April 2010 at 4:00 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into animal cruelty that allegedly occurred inside a residence in the 1500 block of May Drive in Salisbury. During the investigation the deputy learned that Mark Laird was accused of placing a cat that belonged to the complainant into the microwave and turning it on. Upon initiating the investigation, the complainant advised that the cat went outside and has not been seen since the microwave and is believed to have possibly succumbed as a result. After meeting with both the suspect and witnesses, the deputy determined that the incident warranted charges being filed.
The deputy completed an Application for Statement of Charges and received a warrant for Laird’s arrest from the District Court Commissioner. On 28 April 2010 the deputy placed Laird under arrest for Animal Cruelty. After processing at the Central Booking Unit and an initial appearance in front of the District Court Commissioner, Laird was released on Personal recognizance.

May Newsletter

Hello all,

It's been some time since our last post... for that I apologize. I've been spending ALOT of time at work recently and have been basically coming home to sleep. :-)

It's time to get back to work here and I expect to post more in the coming days on news, events and other goings on.

Once again, thanks for sticking with us.