Dead cats found in van; Elgin man charged
ELGIN – About 60 dead cats – along with a dead dog – were found Wednesday in a van parked at an Elgin home, according to an Elgin Police Department news release. An Elgin man is being held on charges including cruelty to animals.
Charges were filed Wednesday night against William C. Tinkler, 60, of the 200 block of Villa Street in Elgin. He is charged with four counts of cruelty to animals, four counts of violation of owners duties and one count of a violation of the Dead Animal Disposal Act. All charges are misdemeanors.
Police responded to the 200 block of Villa Street at 10:30 a.m., where officers and animal control personnel met with Elgin city code officials investigating the scene.
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