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Dog Fight: Teen Arrested, Dog Rescued

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The 17-year-old Julian High School student was arrested Friday and charged with felony dog fighting, police said.

The unidentified teen was charged with felony dog fighting after he was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of North Harding Avenue, according to a police report.

Police responding to a call of dog fighting went to 729 N. Harding Ave. where they found several people, including the arrestee, standing in an alley watching two dogs fighting, the report said.

As officers got closer to the scene, the suspect grabbed one of the dogs and fled down the alley.

When officers reached him and asked if the dog he was with -- which had several bites and was bleeding from the mouth, legs and chest --- belonged to him, he allegedly said yes and was placed into custody, according to the report.

The dog was placed into the care of the city’s Animal Care & Control, 2741 S. Western Ave.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

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