WHITE PLAINS – A man with no known address was arraigned in Westchester County Court on Monday on felony charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and tampering with physical evidence.
Ian De Los Reyes, 33, had been indicted by a county grand jury. He is a fugitive from North Carolina and Utah where charges are pending. He was remanded to the Westchester County Jail.
On Saturday, July 13, Greenburgh Police arrested De Los Reyes along with Danilo Tolentino, after officers found the charred remains of a dog in Tolentino’s backyard and evidence of the dog’s killing inside the house. Tolentino reported the death of the dog to police that morning.
It is alleged that De Los Reyes stabbed the black Labrador retriever to death and then burned the body in a fire pit sometime Friday night.
The pet dog belonged to Tolentino’s daughter, who did not live there.
Assistant District Attorney Mary Ann Liebowitz of the Investigations Division is prosecuting the case.