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Frostburg Teens Charged with Animal Cruelty

May 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, Frostburg City Police arrested two 16-year-old male suspects on
felony animal cruelty charges.
The case originated with a report on Tuesday night, May 18, 2021, that two juveniles were
injuring a dog near Mount Pleasant Street. Officers responded promptly, but neither the witness
nor the police could locate the individuals, the animal, or further evidence in the area at that time.
On May 19, 2021, Frostburg Police received a report of a deceased cat on the playground
equipment at the top of a slide at the Mt. Pleasant Park. Officers examining the deceased cat
observed injuries that appeared consistent with the intentional and malicious infliction of
physical harm. Police believe the witness initially thought the animal was a dog, but the animal
was, in fact, a cat.
On May 20, 2021, Frostburg Police located the two juveniles, who were at two separate
locations. After contacting them about the matter, each juvenile was placed under arrest and
taken to the detention facility at the Frostburg City Police Department. Both were charged with
the following:
 Aggravated Animal Cruelty – Felony
 Animal Cruelty
 Causing Animal Cruelty
 Disorderly Conduct
 Disturbing the Peace
 Trespassing
By order of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, the two juveniles were ordered to
home confinement pending their first court appearance.
The Frostburg City Police Department thanks the witnesses and callers in this case. Citizen
information is enormously helpful to solving crime and holding persons accountable for
malicious criminal activity.
The Mt. Pleasant Street Park playground equipment was properly cleaned and sanitized by the
Parks and Recreation Department, and the park is currently open to the public.