Arrest made in Quincy dog abuse case
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police say they've made an arrest in the brutal animal abuse case in Quincy involving a dog known as “Puppy Doe.”
Radoslaw Czerkawski, 32, was arrested last Wednesday in New Britain, Connecticut and brought to Quincy Monday night where he will face charges.
Czerkawski will be arraigned Tuesday on 12 charges related to this horrible case of animal cruelty.
The one-year-old pit bull mix was found in late August abandoned on a quiet side street. X-rays revealed horrific injuries including broken bones, a crushed spine and stab wounds, all evidence of months of abuse.
Detectives have searched for nearly two months trying to find the person responsible for torturing the young pit bull mix and finally made an arrest which they say they were tipped off to by a member of the public.
“He will be brought to Quincy District Court and arraigned tomorrow on the misleading a police investigation charge as well as 11 charges of cruelty to animals, which carries a five year felony,” said Chief Paul Keenan, Quincy Police Department.
Police say Czerkawski is originally from Poland and was working as a home health care aide in Quincy at the time that the dog was found. Police also say that the elderly woman who he was caring for died the same day that the dog was found. They do not suspect foul play in the woman's death.
Dog lovers in Quincy are rejoicing that the police followed the case through and made an arrest.
“I’m so proud of them because we thought it might fall by the wayside because it’s an animal. They just gave us so much hope that they weren’t going to let it go,” Nancy Harris, a Quincy dog owner, said.