SWAT Team Sent Out For Dog Fighting On Sheffield Avenue

UPDATED 08/31/11 12:09 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men were arrested on warrants for dog fighting in the Lincoln Park neighborhood Wednesday.

A Gang Unit team and a SWAT team were sent to two homes near Sheffield and Armitage avenues, based on allegations of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports

WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports police said they had received numerous complaints about the Sheffield Avenue home related to narcotics and animal abuse.

Officers conducted surveillance and found probable cause to execute two search warrants.

One of the busts was at a home at 1850 N. Sheffield Ave., the other at an unspecified address on Maud Avenue, a block-long street that runs parallel to Clybourn Avenue.

A police SWAT team was called out to execute the warrants.

The Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control rescued several dogs. Witnesses said four pit bulls were taken from the scene.

The Chicago Department of Buildings was also sent to the scene to check out violations.

  • Vicarious Phil

    THAT’S Entertainment!

  • Parent

    Living in an area that has a lot of coyotes, I don’t believe they shut the road down due to a coyote. Animal control will only pick up a sick and dying coyote for treatment at a wildlife center. After the animal is well, they release it back into a forest preserve. They are not after a healthy, normal coyote. They keep the rabbit population down.

  • A neighbor

    They took a total of four pitbulls out of the house. There was no coyote.

  • Dog Fighters are Monsters

    There needs to be tougher laws against illegal dog fighting and illegal gambling, including harsher penalties for tax evasion. The NFL should have banned Vick from ever playing professional football ever again. Instead, they slapped him on the wrist and fattened his contract. Disgusting!

  • bountyhunter

    let me guess they were white

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  • Annie Ryan

    Unbelievable. Somehow I’m not surprised but it still makes me ANGRY.

  • Dave

    @ another Fake Name From The Coward….GOLDBERG!!!

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