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Cruelty to Animals

Post Date:06/13/2018 1:17 PM


CASE# MP180036912

Event: Cruelty to Animals

Date/Time of Event: 6/11/18 11:58 hours

Location of Event: 3526 Mt Carmel Lane

On Monday, June 11, 2018 the Melbourne Police Department responded to a call from residents in the Eagle Lake Subdivision that a neighbor had killed several ducks in his back yard. Upon the officer’s arrival, he discovered the suspect, Marrero-Pena, standing next to a dead adult duck and several ducklings. Marrero-Pena told the officer that he killed the adult duck by beating it with a stick and stomping the ducklings because they came on his property and the adult duck attacked him.

Marrero-Pena was arrested without incident for Florida State Statute 828.12 Aggravated Animal Cruelty for killing the ducks by beating and stomping them repeatedly which does not afford a swift, painless, or humane death and violation of City of Melbourne Municipal Code 10.2. that designates the City as a wildlife sanctuary where no birds or animals shall be intentionally killed or injured.

Marrero-Pena was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the Brevard County Jail.

Magdiel Marrero-Pena
2/18/77 H/M

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