Deputies, shoot, kill 2 dogs in home during Woodland probation search | Crime
WOODLAND, Calif. - Two dogs were shot and killed by deputies during a probation search at a home in Woodland on Monday, according to the Yolo County Sheriff's Office.
Sergeant Lance Falls of the Yolo County Sheriff's Office said several deputies conducted the search at a home at 138 Antelope St. around 9:20 a.m. on Monday. Once inside the house, deputies located Carol Vitalie, 46, and Vincent Van Asperson, 43. Deputies then encountered three pit bulls in a bedroom that needed to be searched and called Yolo County Animal Control to remove the dogs from the room.
While one dog was being removed by an animal control officers, a second came charging out of the bedroom and was Tased by a deputy, said Falls.
According to Falls, the third pit bull then came out of the bedroom, tearing the electrical wires from the Taser's barbs. That dog and another loose dog charged deputies in two different sections of the house, and were subsequently shot by those deputies.
The wounded dogs were transported to UC Davis Animal Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival, Falls said.
The third dog was removed from the home, along with five other dogs found in the backyard, and transported to the Yolo County Animal Shelter.
None of the dogs were properly licensed, said Falls.
Vitalie and Van Asperson were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and booked at the Monroe detention facility.
The subject of the search, Shane Edgington, was not located at the home during the search.