COLTON — A Colton man was arrested on suspicion of killing, maiming or abusing animals Saturday while six others were arrested on suspicion of watching animal fighting after 74 live roosters, 40 deceased roosters and six live hens were found.

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Colton police officers went to a reported “cock fight” at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of S. 8th St., according to a Colton Police Department news release.

When police arrived, about 20 people escaped on foot but officers were able to stop seven people.

The seven are:

Arturo Pina, age 35, of Colton

Salvador Cuavoyo, age 46, of Los Angeles

Antonio Martinez, age 27, of Sylmar

Jose Carreon, age 58, of Los Angeles

Rodrigo Robles-Nunez, age 33, of Sylmar

Freddy Fernandez, age 31, of Fontana

Hector Sandoval, age 35, of Fontana

Pina was arrested in connection with abusing animals while the others were arrested on suspicion of presence as spectator for animal fighting.

The live animals were later transported to the San Bernardino Animal Shelter.

Also found at the location was a fighting arena, a weigh in area, fighting implements or razor spurs and a betting board.

Anyone with information on the incident can call Detective McFarland at 909-370-5000.

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