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Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter burglarized

August 5, 2018

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Sunday, July 22 just after midnight, Levi Irwin (age 20 of Twentynine Palms) and an unidentified male, forced open a door to the Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter, 7086 Bullion Ave., and stole two Pitbull dogs. Irwin unlocked the other cages, which allowed all the dogs to run free.

Two dogs ran from the building, and have not been located. Two other dogs were severely injured from a fight after they were let loose.

Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department - Morongo Basin Station, investigated the case. A search warrant was served at Irwin’s residence, and evidence was recovered. Irwin was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail for animal cruelty.

The other suspect and stolen dogs have not been located. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.

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