Wednesday 05 October 2022
(Photo courtesy of Paw Works)
Update – The Ventura County man charged with the theft and death of a dog from the Paw Works animal rescue shelter in Camarillo has been released from jail.
Miles Berry, 33, of Newbury Park, was released from jail on Tuesday night after the judge reduced his bond to $10,000.
Berry pleaded not guilty on Friday to felony animal cruelty, felony commercial burglary and grand larceny.
Authorities allege that on June 9, Berry broke into “Paw Works” in Camarillo and stole a 2-year-old German Shepherd known as “Pretty Girl.”
The dog was found seriously injured a few hours later near the 101 freeway at Wendy Drive and had to be euthanized.
Then, on September 4, there was a second break-in at “Paw Works” and detectives determined through security video that the suspect was the same person they were looking for in connection with the first break-in.
They say Berry was eventually identified as the suspect and on Wednesday a search warrant was served at his residence and they allege evidence linking him to the crimes was seized.
He was in jail on $50,000 bail, but the judge reduced it to $10,000 plus OR conditional or own recognizance and Berry posted bail Tuesday night and was released.
He will be back in court next week.