Approximately 50 dead birds found at Patterson cockfighting ring

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  • Outside of building where roosters were located. Photo courtesy Stanislaus Co Sheriff Dept.
  • Outside of building where roosters were located. Photo courtesy Stanislaus Co Sheriff Dept.
    

PATTERSON, Calif. - Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies discovered about 50 dead roosters at a suspected cockfighting ring near Patterson Sunday afternoon.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Cox Road following a report of cockfights in progress.

When deputies arrived at the location, about 50 men fled a building on the property, with some diving into the San Joaquin River to evade capture, said deputies.

When deputies searched the building, they found over 35 live roosters in wood crates. They also found about 50 dead roosters inside and outside of the building.

No arrests were made during the raid.

Anyone with information about this investigation was encouraged to call the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department at 209-525-7114. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.

 

Stanislaus County Sheriff Department Press Release

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