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WANTED
Name: Amanda HOWLE
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 06/28/1988   Age: 32
Height: 5ft6in   Weight: 160
Hair: Red   Eyes: Hazel
Case: SSD/DA-AC SSD 18-801002 Xref 3755644
Warrant: SA 03379634
Wanted For: ANIMAL ABUSE
Wanted As Of: 08/11/2020
In late October, 2018, a witness observed an altercation inside a vehicle.  As the altercation progressed, a door was opened and a dog on a leash jumped out.  The door was then closed without the dog being put back in the car.  As the driver drove away, the dog was forced to run alongside the vehicle.  After three blocks, the leash was thrown out of the door and the dog abandoned.   the witness took the dog to a veterinary clinic for treatment for torn and bleeding paws.  
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APPREHENDED
Name: Douglas THUMM
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 11/26/1958   Age: 61
Height: 5ft10in   Weight: 220
Hair: Gray   Eyes: Brown
Case: SSD/DA-AC 20-103260 XRef 2772848
Warrant: SA 03386195
Wanted For: ANIMAL ABUSE - APPREHENDED 8-24-2020
Wanted As Of: 08/18/2020

On March 25, 2020 Sacramento County Park Rangers received a call about a transient male in Discovery Park punching and slamming a small puppy.

Three minutes later rangers arrived and Douglas Thumm was in the middle of a park roadway with a pull cart containing a small female puppy. With his back to the rangers, Thumm was bent over the cart repeatedly punching the animal in its face. The puppy could not escape the abuse. THUMM was able to punch the puppy 4-5 times before stopping the abuse upon ranger commands.

Animal Control took possession of the puppy and Thumm was transported to the jail for felony animal abuse. The puppy survived.

Thumm is transient and has an extensive record in several states. He has been frequently contacted in the homeless encampments. He is known to set grass fires and is sex registrant out of state. He failed to appear for court after being released after arrest, due to covid emergency bail schedule.

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APPREHENDED
Name: Emmanuel MARTINEZ
Gender: Male   Race: Hispanic
DOB: 10/23/1978   Age: 41
Height: 5ft9in   Weight: 180
Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: SPD/DA-AC SPD #18-400745 Xref 3081468
Warrant: SA 03349606
Wanted For: ANIMAL CRUELTY - sentenced on 10-10-2020 - see additional information!
Wanted As Of: 08/05/2020

On September 10, 2020, Emmanuel Martinez pled to felony malicious and intentional animal cruelty.  He also admitted to the enhancement that he used a dangerous weapon during the commission of the offense.  The weapon admission makes the animal cruelty charge a strike offense under California’s Three Strikes law.  Martinez was immediately sentenced to 1 year in county jail.  After serving his jail time, he will be prohibited from owning, possessing or residing with animals for 10 years.

On December 19, 2018, Martinez was living in an encampment within the City of Sacramento.  Rangers responded to a call informing them that Martinez was seen beating his dog with a 2½ foot stick.  When the officers arrived on the scene, they found a young female shepherd that belonged to Martinez tethered to his tent.  The dog, named Mamacita, sustained a bloody nose and her left eye was swollen shut.  The dog was seized for medical treatment along with the stick Martinez used to beat the dog.  The stick was approximately 1 inch thick.

Martinez was arrested but later made bail with a condition he not to possess any animals during pendency of his case.  When he failed to appear for his scheduled preliminary hearing in April 2019, a bench warrant was issued.  Meanwhile, Mamacita recovered at Front Street Animal Shelter and was subsequently re-homed.  Martinez remained outstanding for 16 months until he was featured by Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers.  Two weeks after the crime alert was issued on Martinez, he was found in an encampment with two dogs and re-arrested on September 1, 2020.  Both dogs were seized at the time of his arrest and are in the process of being re-homed.

 
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APPREHENDED
Name: Warren SAVAGE
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 06/14/1979   Age: 41
Height: 5ft11in   Weight: 195
Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: SSD/DA-AC SSD 20-174935 Xref 2828542
Warrant: SA 03381679
Wanted For: ANIMAL CRUELTY - ARRESTED 08-09-2020
Wanted As Of: 08/01/2020
SAVAGE was responsible for the care of a victim dog.  The dog was left in a locked vehicle for over 14 hours.  The dog was suffering seizures and convulsing.   It was transported to an animal hospital where it died 20 minutes later.   Despite cooling efforts, the dog's temperature was 108 degrees.   SAVAGE is a convicted felon who was found to be in possession of a firearm and narcotics for sale.   He was last known to reside on the 7800 block of Blackfoot Way.
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