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Man Charged for Abandoning Dog on Mountain
GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) -- A man is being prosecuted for abandoning his dog on one of Colorado's tallest mountains.
Clear Creek County sheriff's officials said Friday that Anthony Joseph Ortolani was cited with animal cruelty.
He couldn't be reached for comment, but someone claiming to be him said in an online climbing forum that he left the 112-pound German Shepherd named Missy on Mount Bierstadt when a storm moved in. He said he and another hiker had to get to safety, and the dog had been badly hurt during the climb.
Sheriff's officials say a caller sought help for the dog Aug. 4, but rescuers don't mobilize for animals.
Other hikers later found the dog. Hikers using the forum dedicated to climbing mountains over 14,000 feet, 14ers.com, mobilized to retrieve the dog. They carried her out in a backpack Monday.
Posted: Friday, August 17 2012, 05:51 PM CDT
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Suspect caught in series of Stillwater robberies
May 23, 2013 07:46 GMT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Stillwater say they believe a suspect in custody is responsible for a series of store robberies that began in January.
Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jackson Pascal Rwezaula is held on complaints for two of the robberies.
The Stillwater News-Press reports (http://is.gd/GLCxxC ) Rwezaula (weh-zahl-uh) refuses to speak to investigators.
Dickerson said the robberies confounded police for months, to the point that the investigation became personal.
Officials say the suspect's face showed up clearly in a security image from one of the robberies and a tipster gave Rwezaula's name.
Police say they recovered disguises and other evidence allegedly linking Rwezaula to the crimes.
Information from: Stillwater News Press, http://www.stwnewspress.com
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