Charged for killing dogs

Maple Ridge man was known to the owners of the pets

  • Jan. 7, 2016 9:00 a.m.

A Maple Ridge man is facing criminal charges for the alleged killing of two dogs.

Ridge Meadows RCMP were called to a residential break-and-enter complaint on Jan. 2 at about 4 p.m., where two dogs had been killed.

“Police first responders found a horrific scene, with a very traumatized victim,” said Cpl. Brenda Winpenny,

“As they were dealing with this, the accused was located in the general vicinity and he was arrested.”

That led to the arrest of Riley Dill, 20, who was known to the owners of the dogs.

The dog owners were not at home at the time of the alleged offence.

Dill appeared in provincial court in Port Coquitlam, facing two charges of killing an animal, and one of mischief, related to unlawful damage to the premises.

He was released from custody on Wednesday and is scheduled to reappear in court on Jan. 21.

Police did not specify the breeds of the dogs, but a spokesman said one was large, and one small.

Police said how Dill gained entry to the house is in dispute, and he has not been charged with breaking and entering or theft.

Dill does not have a criminal record.