Yorktown Police report the arrest of 22 year old man from Country Club Hills, IL, who is charged with Leaving an Confinement of an Animal in a Motor Vehicle, a Town Code Violation.
On Friday, August 24, 2018 at about 1:00 pm, Animal Control Officer Macey and P.O. Peters responded to 3800 Crompond Rd. for a report of an unattended dog left in a vehicle. Upon arrival, the officers located a small male brown and white dog inside a parked, unattended vehicle in the parking lot. At the time of the officers’ arrival, the vehicle was in direct sunlight, the ambient air temperature was 80 degrees Fahrenheit and the vehicle’s interior was measured to be 105 degree Fahrenheit. The officers found the dog without water, panting heavily and in distress. The officers were able to enter the vehicle, remove the dog and place it into an air conditioned police vehicle. It was subsequently transported to the Yorktown Animal Hospital by the Animal Control Officer, where it was evaluated and properly treated. Officers later identified the dog’s owner, who endangered the health and well-being of the dog by leaving it unattended in the parked vehicle.
On Saturday, August 25, 2018 at about 2:40 pm, the dog's owner responded to Yorktown Police Headquarters, where he was issued an appearance ticket for a violation of the Yorktown Town Code. The defendant was subsequently released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on September 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm.