Police Arrest Two Teens for Dog Fighting

NORTH TOLEDO -- Toledo Police say they broke up a dog fight Sunday afternoon that happened in broad daylight.  It all started at the corner of Erie and Buffalo in north Toledo when undercover officers saw the action happening.

Police say the two teens were enticing the dogs to attack each other.  "Letting the two dogs go at them and soon as the dogs started scratching each other, they pulled them back, so that's dog fighting -- felony dog fighting," said Sgt. Richard Murphy of the Toledo Police.  "The officers stopped [the fight], announced they were the police, and the guy said, 'Get out of here, it's none of your business.'"

The Lucas County Dog Warden's office was called out to the scene and confiscated five dogs.  Police arrested a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old boy who now face charges.

The dogs actually belong to a woman living on Buffalo Street.  Police searched that house, and say they discovered three marijuana plants.  Drug charges are now pending against the home owner.

Count on News 11 to follow this case as it develops.

Posted by AEB