Quantcast

Sunday, July 27, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Police break up 2 cockfights in Puna

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED:



Hawaii County police raided two cockfights in Puna on Sunday and arrested and charged a 55-year-old man with animal cruelty.

Police said 100 people scattered when officers arrived at the first cockfight on 38th Avenue in the Orchidland Estates subdivision.

The officers with a search warrant found 19 dead roosters and four uninjured roosters. They also recovered 61.2 grams of dried, processed marijuana buds.

They arrested Christopher C. Velasco, who lives on the property, and charged him with 23 counts of animal cruelty. Bail was set at $11,500. Police are investigating others involved in the illegal operation.

Police also broke up a cockfight at a makeshift arena at Lehua Street in the Fern Acres subdivision where there were about 80 people present.

Officers found 3.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine abandoned next to the arena, police said.

Anyone with information concerning cockfights is asked to call the vice hot line at 934-VICE.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Latest News/Updates
Blogs
Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout

Wassup Wit Dat!
Can You Spock ‘Em?

Warrior Beat
Meal plan

Volley Shots
Fey, Enriques on MJNT

Political Radar
Wilhelmina Rise, et al.

Court Sense
Cold War