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State police announce two more arrests in bird fighting investigation

As a result of an anonymous tip by a concerned citizen following Saturday’s arrests in Frankfort, two people were arrested by the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit in Utica yesterday for operating a third game bird breeding and training facility in the Town of Newport, Herkimer County, at which approximately 52 game birds and training devices and equipment were located.

These two subjects were arrested at a barn located at 466 N. Gage Road, Poland, following this anonymous tip. All game birds were turned over to personnel from the Herkimer County Humane Society at the scene.

JOSE J. MORALES, age 37, 1580 Genesee Street, Apt 1, Utica, was arrested and charged with the felony of Training an Animal for Animal Fighting for Amusement, section 351 of the NYS Agriculture and (more…)

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