Falmouth man charged with animal cruelty

Witnesses say man punched, kicked a dog
Brendan Medeiros has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly kicking and punching a dog. Falmouth Police Department booking photo.

FALMOUTH - A Falmouth man faces animal cruelty charges following his arrest Wednesday. According to a Falmouth policer release, officers were dispatched to the area of Sandwich and Percival Roads around 5:09 p.m. for the report of an intoxicated man. As officers were en route, additional calls came in reported that the man had punched and kicked a dog.

Officer arrived to find 34-year-old Brendan Medeiros of East Falmouth sitting in his driveaway with the dog. As the officers spoke with Medeiros he reportedly became agitated and is alleged to have threatened officers, saying he would release a second dog on the property to do them harm, police said.

As officers attempted to take Medeiros into custody, he reportedly resisted and a taser was deployed.  

Medeiros was transported to the Falmouth Police Station where he was booked and charged with cruelty to an animal, assault with a dangerous weapon (dog), resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Medeiros was arrainged in Falmouth District Court Thursday.

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