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Boyfriend arrested after throwing girlfriend’s dog off balcony, killing it

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Mar 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-04 23:59:21-05
Bell - The dog a Taylorsville woman said her boyfriend threw from an apartment balcony

Bell - The dog a Taylorsville woman said her boyfriend threw from an apartment balcony

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - A Utah man is in custody after police said he tossed his girlfriend's dog off a third-floor balcony.

Police were called to the Fairstone Apartments near 760 W. and 4400 S. at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Unified police said the couple got into an argument and the boyfriend threw the woman's dog, "Bell,"off the balcony, killing it.

Police have arrested Juan Arturo Anzastiga-Garcia and booked him into jail on the following charges: torture of a companion animal as a third-degree felony, evidence tampering as a third-degree felony and graffiti/vandalism/criminal mischief as a class B misdemeanor. The man was also booked for a warrant hold from Adult Probation and Parole.

Juan Garcia puppy death arrest