Skip to comments.Army Vet Says Police Raided Wrong Apartment, Killed His Dog
Posted on 06/05/2013 6:20:16 AM PDT by Altariel
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Adam Arroyo has lived in his Breckenridge apartment for three years but has never experienced a day like this past Monday; when police busted down his door in search of drugs, shooting and killing his dog in the process.
"She's over here, chained up, and look at all these bullet holes man. Look at the blood right here," Arroyo explained as he showed Eyewitness cameras where his pit bull mix Cindy had been shot.
"She was tied up in the kitchen like I tie her up every single day, and they shot her for no reason."
When Arroyo returned home Monday evening he found his apartment torn apart, door busted down and several bullet holes in his kitchen wall.
He also found a search warrant for 304 Breckenridge, upper apartment.
The suspect named in the warrant was described as a black male and was wanted on suspicion of dealing crack.
Arroyo is Hispanic and lives at 304 Breckenridge, upper-rear apartment, which has a completely separate entrance and is clearly marked on his mail box.
Reporter: "You have never used or sold drugs in this apartment?" Arroyo: "Never. Never. I don't do drugs. I'm a United States veteran. I work everyday. I'm just trying to live my life."
Arroyo is a combat veteran who served in Iraq and plans to join the National Guard. This incident, however has left him heart-broken and angry.
"For police to wrongfully come into my house and murder my dog... It wasn't that they felt threatened. No. They murdered my dog," said Arroyo, beginning to tear up.
"That was my dog, man. That was my dog. They didn't have to do that, you know. They didn't have to do that."
Arroyo now has to pay to have Cindy cremated. He also had to repair his door at his own cost and has had to miss work.
He plans now to press charges against the City of Buffalo.
Buffalo Police spokesperson Michael DeGeorge says Internal Affairs has launched an investigation into the case, but that police believe they had the proper address.
He also says detectives "don't believe the dog was chained or leashed" when they executed the raid. Adding that if any wrong doing is found in the investigation that officers will face consequences.
DeGeorge could not comment on whether officers found any drugs inside the apartment.
Some breeds should simply not exist. Show me an actual use for the breed. It’s like the Piping Plover, we insist on it’s existence despite it nesting on the coast during hurricane season.
Tell me about it.
The people at the local pet stores *love* to see us come in.
The dogs pick out 3 [or 5] of their “most favorite toys ever!” and I don’t have the heart to put any of them back.
People ask how I stay thin...well, I have *dogs*.
I can’t afford to eat everything in sight.
Turns out it’s raining so the carcass hunt is a no-go.
I have a “spineless snake” helping me FReep, instead.
[and no, I’m not ‘poking him with a stick’]
They are a multi-puporse dog and can excel in all the functions you have listed.
My God you're on the wrong site. Show me an actual use for a passenger car that can go over 60 mph. Show me an actual use for red persian carpets. Show me an actual use for a cigar, or a 2010 Bordeaux, or an Armalite AR-10, or toilets that flush instead of being a hole in the ground.
You and the Free Market are strangers.
When it comes to dogs there should be a purpose for their existence, like chickens, cattle, goats, etc.
Beautiful pics, kanawa!
Great post. I was going to say I could say the same thing about some people, but.... :)) Difference is, I don’t call for their extermination or seek it.
This argument is strangely evocative of the recent argument made by a certain congress critter who wanted to dictate the types of arms someone should own...something to the effect that certain arms serve no purpose in the private sector... Same narcissistic mind-set; same fervent desire to “play God”.
I know. I love to let my dog roam the toy isle.
Not too big...not too small,
does not make it difficult to balance craft,
keeps large portion of owner's body warm at night,
can't be easily snatched away by predators.
good defense for owner against predators,
Short hair...dries fast...very important when sheltering in a tent
LOVES the water...Extremely strong swimmer...important in case of capsize.
How about one that paddles?
Then why are there so few that do
Pleasing me as a pet is all the purpose I need. You have no say in the matter. I care not what pleases you - dressing up in jackboots and masturbating to pictures of holocaust victims or whatever it is you do, so long as you stay off my property in pursuing it. But if you try to come into my house and try to harm my dog, my dog will have barked to warn me long before you got in - purpose that - and I will kill you and feed your carcass to the pigs, it's that simple. Have a nice day.
Could ask why aren't you aware of them?
Shares food with duck...
Friendly with pigs...
Sometimes a little too friendly
Intrigued by but not aggressive towards sheep...
...can be used for herding...
With proper training they can be excellent farm dogs.
Aware? If I'd ever seen one I would have recognized it. I live in sled dog country and have never seen a pit bull in harness for anything serious. I was a first responder and never saw a pit bull mountain rescue or tracker. I've hunted upland game for many years, watched numerous field trials and never saw a pit bull participate.
Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe
"9/11 is a day that no American will ever forget. Although I and my team-mates live in Sacramento, California, we were able to get on the scene at the World Trade Center to help search for survivors. That was a tough situation; even though we have participated in over 200 search missions, every mission has its own challenges. My team also worked the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, and assisted in the search for Laci Peterson.
We are multi-faceted though; when disasters do not call for our services, we take joy in working with special needs children. Some of the children we see are mentally and/or physically challenged. Others are victims of abuse. We do it because we love the work, and because it suits our temperaments. It takes a special kind of courage and demeanor to earn the trust of children, especially those who have lived a life of distrust because of having been battered and abused. We also teach safety programs at schools and to children's groups.
As a result of our work, we've earned a number of awards and recognitions; to name a few:
Presidential Volunteer Lifetime of Service Award from President Barack Obama
Jefferson Award - Nobel Prize for Public Service
American Red Cross Real Hero Award
Certificate of Appreciation from the FBI
NSAL Heroism Award
Despite our work, and these awards and recognitions, most Americans would never recognize us if we were to meet on the street. Our names are Cheyenne, Dakota, and Tahoe. You don't recognize us? That's sad, but not unexpected. As is often the case, the news media tends to portray the worst of society, not the best. You see, the three of us on the team are all of one type - Pit Bull.
It is difficult to understand this, but there are places we can't safely go to help our fellow Americans. We worked tirelessly for many hours in the 9/11 aftermath, but if we were to step foot in Denver or any of the other cities that have passed breed specific laws, we would be taken away from our leader and executed.
Please fight for appropriate dog laws for everyone. Dog laws need to be equal, regardless of breed, and should be fair. Laws that target dogs by breed are discriminatory and dangerous. Just ask the thousands of Pit Bulls who've been summarily killed, rather than given a chance to do the work we do."
Properly socialized dogs are quite affectionate and friendly, even with strangers, and therefore do not make good guard dogs.
Can you tell me why so many kooks have pit bulls specifically for that purpose?
Has your dog discovered “Sprongs”, yet?
WalMart and PetCo sell them.
Best squeaky/bouncy toys, ever.
[my dogs have the whole collection...in multiples]
Thanks for the threat. The NSA has recorded it. Good luck.
lol, the answer to that is right in the middle of your question.
Lots of folks don’t use their dogs for the functions of which they are capable.
For example how many folks have Labs for the purpose of retrieving.
Many folks have their dogs primarily for companionship
Just because folks don’t use their dogs for these functions doesn’t mean they are incapable of being so used.
Now I wouldn’t claim that “pitbull” type dogs excel at sledding.
They can do it and certainly enjoy it up to a certain point
but realistically they aren’t physically designed for the extreme cold in the way of husky types.
My next door neighbor has a husky type who appears to love laying outside in the snow, the colder it is the more he seems to enjoy it.
My dog could not do that, he is short-haired and would be whining to come indoors before long.
In a similar fashion I would guess that while they may be capable of it,
you wouldn’t find too many husky types hunting wild hogs in the southern US.
As far as rescue work, tracking or hunting
with recognition that even among the ‘usual’ participants there are degrees of aptitude,
there is no reason that, with training, “pitbull” types can not excel in those functions.
They do after all have a terrier component to them that lends itself to tracking and hunting.
Not my fault that Dobermans are an untrustworthy breed. :)
How about saving a Freeper’s life?
Or is protecting a man from a bear “not an actual use” for a dog these days?
Not too many dachshunds these days are used to flush badgers out of their holes.
Not too many elkhounds are used to hunt bear or elk.
Not too many Saint bernards are used for rescue missions.
Let me guess; you’d rather sic Odinn on a badger for entertainment.
Looky here: I just found one more purpose:
Too subtle. :)
[In fact, I'm being killed right now so please pardon any typos]
“Lots of folks dont use their dogs for the functions of which they are capable.”
OMG no...badgers are wicked things!
[and I’m pretty sure we don’t have them here, anyway]
Undoubtedly the majority.
there is no reason that, with training, pitbull types can not excel in those functions.
There are distinct reasons why certain breeds are most prevalent in search and rescue, tracking, bird hunting, rabbit hunting, field trials, herding, pulling, guide/service dogs, etc. They've been bred for and have the natural characteristics to do certain tasks more effectively and successfully than other breeds. Not all purebreds are great at what they were bred and trained for. Occasionally even a Heinz 57 will excel at something one wouldn't normally expect. However, the majority of the time the beagle will be a far superior rabbit hunter to a St. Bernard. A Newfie will be far superior to an Akita at water rescue, a border collie will be far superior to a golden retriever at herding, etc., etc., etc.
Didn’t they already kill you last Monday, Wednesday, and twice before then on Sunday?
Let me guess, they must give Doberman owners: “Endure 10 maulings, get the 11th one free” promotions or some such....
With 12, he gets egg rolls.
Doncha just love it when things fall into place, accidentally?
Forsyth County, NC -- A Triad search and rescue organization is mourning the loss of one of its search dogs. The dog, a border collie, was attacked last week by two pitbulls.
Monday, Forsyth County Animal Control said the border collie died. Tuesday, the pitbulls - one male and one female - were euthanized after the owner forfeited his rights to them.
Officers were called to a dog attack last Thursday in the southern part of the county. A witness told an animal control officer he saw two brown pitbulls from a home in the 3900 block of Laurel Grove Road run into a nearby backyard where they attacked the border collie.
The witness told the officer he chased the two dogs out of the border collie's kennel. The pitbulls' owner, Antonio Nowell, was not home at the time of the incident. Animal control spoke with Nowell's son who was advised by his father to sign the two pitbulls, Dillon and Nika, over to the officer.
Tim Jennings with Forsyth Animal Control tells WFMY News 2 that in March they visited Nowell about the dogs running at large and being potentially dangerous. Nowell was fined and given preventive measures to put in place, in order to control the dogs and be incompliance with county ordinance.
After last week's incident, the investigating officer said it looked like the pitbulls were able to dig their way out of the kennels.
Jennings said the case has been turned over to the Forsyth County District Attorney's Officer for further review.
Have you ever seen a similar story about Irish Setters, Golden Retrievers, beagles, poodles, Newfies or spaniels attacking and killing another dog?
Have you ever seen a simliar story involving properly contained dogs attacking and killing another dog?
I saw all the blood and the bullet holes in the wall, he recalled Tuesday. I collapsed, and I just started crying. I couldnt believe what was happening. Ive been crying all day.
Arroyos copy of the search warrant lists the names of Narcotics Unit detectives who were looking for crack cocaine in his apartment.
They trashed the place, he said. It looks like a tornado hit it.
One neighbor who was outside prior to the raid said she saw about half a dozen unmarked police cars, before roughly seven to eight officers entered the house.
All I heard was gunshots. Boom. Boom. Boom, said the woman who gave only her first name, Jen.
Then I heard my friend say, Wow, they shot his dog.
I fought for this country, he said. I put my life on the line for this country. I got shot at so this could be a free country. And this is how Im treated afterward?
Arroyo said his dog had a great temperament and was a favorite of neighbors. Kids in the neighborhood used to come by to pet her.
Tuesday, he took Cindy to the SPCA Serving Erie County.
Im going to have her cremated, so she can always be with me, he said.
Rest in Peace, Cindy
I'm sure if you're interested, you could find many other reports.
Properly contained dogs don't kill other dogs who are on their own property.
As of May 25, 2013, the USA death count from dogs in 2013 is 14. Of these, 13 people were killed by pit bulls. In recent years, the dogs responsible for the bulk of the homicides are pit bulls and Rottweilers:
The Clifton study of attacks from 1982 through 2006 produced similar results. According to Clifton study, pit bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios and their mixes were responsible for 65% of the canine homicides that occurred during a period of 24 years in the USA. (Clifton, Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada, September 1982 to November 13, 2006; click here to read it.)
Looks like an Akita or mix. Hadn't been vaccinated since 2009. Apparently trained for fighting? Good thing no unattended children were in the vicinity.
What penalty do you feel is appropriate for the killer dog's owner?
I don't have to get reports from Israel. There are too many here in the US.
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