Sheriff's office investigating after Fruitland man finds dogs in - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sheriff's office investigating after Fruitland man finds dogs in garbage bags

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy Mike Rohrer Photo courtesy Mike Rohrer
FRUITLAND, Idaho -

The Payette County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Fruitland man made a grim discovery last week. He said he found three white kitchen garbage bags on Bureau of Land Management land outside Fruitland. Inside, Mike Rohrer said he found three dead husky puppies, each about 4 months old. 

He had gone to the area on October 18 to do some shooting and posted photos on his Facebook page. He then reported it to the sheriff's office. One post about the bags has almost 2,000 shares.  Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Andy Creech says they have an ongoing investigation.

“We’ve got a lot good leads from citizens,” Creech told the Idaho Statesman. “We mainly want to talk to the person and find out how the dogs died, why they left them out there and see if there was a crime committed.”

As it stands, the charge would be littering on public land. The dogs didn't show signs of trauma, but Creech says how they died will factor into the case. In Idaho, animal cruelty can carry a fine of up to $5,000.

“If it turns out this is an animal cruelty case, then that’s a crime, we’ll deal with that,” Creech said. But he says this isn't the proper way to dispose of animals.

Meanwhile Roher says he hopes getting the word out about what he found will raise awareness about how to properly care for animals.

If you have information about the incident, contact the Payette County Sheriff’s Office at 208-642-6006 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 208-414-2677.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:13:21 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

    >>

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

    >>
  • Central Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

    Central Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:10:51 GMT
    Photo: PixnioPhoto: Pixnio

    SEATTLE (AP) - A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as well as boost attendance and improve classroom experience.    

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as well as boost attendance and improve classroom experience.    

    >>
  • Police say possible bad batch of drugs hits Spokane

    Police say possible bad batch of drugs hits Spokane

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:25:12 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. It's been 24 hours of chaos for Spokane's police and fire departments. They have been running from call to call with reports of people walking in the middle of the street yelling at random people or at objects that don't exist. What Caused it? The Spokane Regional Health District is still struggling to find out "What we are hearing is that these individuals are demonstrating almost what would be what looks like a stimulant psychosis,"  said Doctor Bob...

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. It's been 24 hours of chaos for Spokane's police and fire departments. They have been running from call to call with reports of people walking in the middle of the street yelling at random people or at objects that don't exist. What Caused it? The Spokane Regional Health District is still struggling to find out "What we are hearing is that these individuals are demonstrating almost what would be what looks like a stimulant psychosis,"  said Doctor Bob...

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Former Spokane police sergeant denied new trial after rape conviction

    Former Spokane police sergeant denied new trial after rape conviction

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:41:56 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Spokane has rejected a new trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting a female police officer during a drunken house party three years ago.    The Spokesman-Review reports that Gordon Ennis sought a new trial after blaming his first attorney for not adequately casting doubt on the victim's testimony.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Spokane has rejected a new trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting a female police officer during a drunken house party three years ago.    The Spokesman-Review reports that Gordon Ennis sought a new trial after blaming his first attorney for not adequately casting doubt on the victim's testimony.

    >>
  • Decision soon on whether to file charges in bridge push

    Decision soon on whether to file charges in bridge push

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:38:13 GMT

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say they'll decide soon whether to charge a woman accused of pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge in Washington state, an incident that was captured on video.    Police have identified 18-year-old Taylor Smith as the suspect in the Aug. 7 incident. Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off a bridge at Moulton Falls northeast of Vancouver, Washington, and fell 60 feet.

    >>

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say they'll decide soon whether to charge a woman accused of pushing her 16-year-old friend off a bridge in Washington state, an incident that was captured on video.    Police have identified 18-year-old Taylor Smith as the suspect in the Aug. 7 incident. Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off a bridge at Moulton Falls northeast of Vancouver, Washington, and fell 60 feet.

    >>
  • Police probe whether beheaded cat related to other killings

    Police probe whether beheaded cat related to other killings

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:34:33 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Police say investigators are trying to determine whether a beheaded kitten's head found this week is related to a series of cat killings in the area.    The Olympian reports Lacey police Cmdr. Jim Mack said the head was found in a wooded area near Clearbrook Drive Southeast and Yonkers Drive Southeast.

    >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Police say investigators are trying to determine whether a beheaded kitten's head found this week is related to a series of cat killings in the area.    The Olympian reports Lacey police Cmdr. Jim Mack said the head was found in a wooded area near Clearbrook Drive Southeast and Yonkers Drive Southeast.

    >>