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Eastern Sierra News for June 21, 2024





Mammoth Police confirmed the arrest of a 21 year old Mammoth resident,
David Douglas Speidel, for animal cruelty. Speidel is
alleged to have thrown a four and half month old puppy off a second
floor balcony.

Police report that on Monday morning, shortly after midnight, MLPD
officers were called out to the 200 block of Joaquin Road for a report
that a dog had been thrown off of a second floor balcony.

Officers say that the suspect's girlfriend told police that her
boyfriend became angry when he stepped in dog feces that was in their
apartment. The suspect then reportedly threw the four and a half month old
puppy, named Rowdy, off of the second floor balcony into a frozen
snow bank.

The badly injured puppy was taken to Alpen Veterinary Clinic, where police report that Dr. Gaylon Teslaa treated Rowdy for collapsed lungs, chest injuries and a dislocated hip.

Police say that David Speidel was arrested for Intentional Cruelty to
an Animal, booked at MLPD and transported to the Mono County Jail in
Bridgeport. He is being held on $10,000 bail.