Sacto 9-1-1
April 17, 2012
Man jailed, suspected of spray painting dog's face

Vorobyov Image.JPGA man was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of spray painting the face of one dog and exposing two other dogs to a household chemical.

Denis Vorobyov, 24, was arrested Monday on suspicion of threatening his father, maliciously maiming animals and possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

A sheriff's department spokesman said they received a call from Vorobyov's sister Monday afternoon. She told officials that her brother had poisoned the family dogs at a residence in the 6200 block of Claussen Way in North Highlands.

Officers responded and stopped Vorobyov when he tried to jump over a back fence. Eventually, deputies used a Taser on Vorobyov to take him into custody.

Deputies found three dogs on the property with signs of mistreatment. The head and face of a Boxer was spray painted.

A poodle and a Chihuahua were exposed to some kind of household cleaner. The poodle was not doing well, the department spokesman said.

Deputies said they were also told that Vorobyov allegedly strapped rubber bands around the muzzles of all three dogs. However, the bands had been removed before deputies arrived.

Deputies said when Vorobyov ran he allegedly tossed a bag with drugs and a pipe inside. The evidence was collected by deputies.

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