A seventy two-yr-previous man suspected of robbing a Corona financial institution can also be underneath investigation for allegedly housing his almost three-dozen canine amid wretched circumstances, authorities stated Thursday.
Robert Bustamante Flores of Corona was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of second-diploma theft for allegedly holding up a Pacific Western Financial institution department within the one thousand block of West Sixth Road on June 20.
Flores was taken into custody on the Corona Police Division, the place he had been summoned for questioning, based on Detective Mario Hernandez.
He stated that after gathering info from the suspect, investigators obtained a search warrant to search for further proof at Flores’ home within the one hundred block of North Vicentia Avenue.
“Flores informed investigators that he had about 26 canine in the primary space of his residence,” Hernandez stated, including that the suspect identified that he slept within the storage and let the canine roam the home.
Police and animal management personnel arrived on the residence after darkish and situated 35 canines, together with seven new child puppies.
“Over all of the years of my profession, that is by far the worst name I’ve ever been to,” Corona Animal Management Officer Invoice Sellers stated. “I’ve by no means witnessed this degree of blatant neglect.”
Sellers stated animal waste was unfold all through the home, a lot of it decomposed and having the consistency of mulch. He stated most of the canines have been emaciated, affected by malnutrition and illness. All the furnishings in the home was destroyed, leaving solely frames, in accordance with Sellers.
“One grownup canine needed to be humanely euthanized because of its a number of open wounds and its excessive medical situation,” he stated. “All the canine and puppies have been taken to the Corona Animal Shelter (to) be fed, hydrated and evaluated in a quarantine standing.”
Investigators seized gadgets allegedly used in the course of the financial institution theft, as properly.
Through the holdup, Flores allegedly introduced a observe demanding cash and acquired an undisclosed amount of money from a teller, then fled, in accordance with Hernandez.
He stated when the case is submitted to the Riverside County District Lawyer’s Workplace for assessment, investigators might be looking for animal cruelty costs towards Flores, along with the theft rely.
The suspect has no prior documented felony convictions.
–Metropolis Information Service
Doggy home of horrors found at suspected financial institution robbers Corona residence, 36 rescued was final modified: July twenty seventh, 2017 by
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