PD: Teens arrested in Scottsdale for stabbing family's dog

Posted at 7:43 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 13:47:51-04

Three teenagers, including two 16-year-olds, were arrested in Scottsdale on charges of burglarizing homes and vehicles and for also stabbing a family's dog.

According to police reports, officers were called to the area of Scottsdale Road and Oak Street on July 1 after three teenagers were seen jumping over fences into the backyards of resident's homes.

The report said a family woke to their dog barking and then crying. The dog was found bleeding in the pool trying to get out, according to the police report.

The family also noticed several items were missing including a bike, a knife, a hammer and a bottle of rum, among other items, the report said.

Police found the three suspects nearby and arrested them.

One of the suspects, a 16-year-old, reportedly admitted to police in a post-Miranda interview to stabbing the dog and stealing some of the items.

The dog was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery for three stab wounds, the family told police. It was also noted that the dog could possibly need more surgery.