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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Wednesday February 10th, 2021 :: 02:40 p.m. PST


Animal Cruelty, Operating a Chop Shop

On Tuesday, February 9th, 2021, at approximately 8:00am, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Community Partnerships Bureau served a search warrant on the 6600 Block of Juniper Crest Road, Acton.

In conjunction with the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control – Major Case Unit, served a search warrant in Acton regarding an illegal “puppy mill.”   

 The occupants of the property were detained.

Several puppies were found in a neglected, and/or near death, state and rescued.  Animal Care and Control officials immediately took custody of the animals and are being treated for Parvovirus. All animals will be inspected and documented by Animal Care and Control officers.

Additionally, investigators discovered a motorcycle “chop shop” operating on the property.  Taskforce for Regional Auto Theft Prevention (TRAP) detectives responded to the location to assist with the recovery of numerous stolen motorcycles and miscellaneous parts.
Anyone with information or questions about this incident is encouraged to contact Community Partnerships Bureau Sergeant Robert Hill at [email protected].  

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You may also report any suspected criminal animal fighting to our law enforcement partners:
Los Angeles County District Attorney, Bureau of Investigations 
County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control
The Humane Society of the United States 
Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Los Angeles @spcla 

Forwarded by:
Deputy Miguel Meza
Sheriff's Information Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Los Angeles California 90012
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