6:35 PM PST, December 8, 2012
Eight men charged in connection with attending a dogfight busted by police this week in Dolton were ordered held on bail today, authorities said.
Seven dogs used in the fighting ring in Dolton were rescued by authorities following raid on the dogfight in the 1500 block of East 142nd Street late Wednesday night. Six of those arrested were found hiding in the rafters after the first two were caught, police said.
Someone called police and told them about dog fights at the 142 nd Street location and officers "were able to observe the incident and apprehend suspects at the scene," said TaQuoya Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Dolton.
“The dogs (pit bulls) showed signs of improper care and abuse and indications of dogfighting,” she said in a statement late Wednesday.
Some of the dogs had severe bites and other injuries. They were handed over to the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights.
The Cook County sheriff’s office sent out evidence technicians, animal crimes investigators and animal control officers, according to Frank Bilecki, spokesman for the sheriff's office.
"When police hit the building people, fled out of there," Bilecki said.
According to the Sheriff’s office, those ordered held in lieu of bail by Cook County Criminal Court Judge Israel Desierto today were:
All eight were scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday, according to the Sheriff’s office.
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