Worth Township neighbors charged with killing dogs in separate incidents
Last week wasn’t very good for some dogs in Worth Township.
Two men from unincorporated Worth Township who live in the same block have been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly killing dogs in separate incidents, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Police.
Andrew Plecki, 48, of the 11700 block of Ridgeland Avenue, allegedly shot his girlfriend’s 12-year-old chocolate Labrador in the head with an air rifle on May 26 for unknown reasons, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.
The dog, which was sick, was taken to Crestwood Animal Clinic, 5443 W. 135th St., where it was put down, according to the sheriff’s spokesman.
Plecki appeared in court the following day where bond was set at $40,000. He remains in jail and is expected to appear at Bridgeview Court on June 17.
Meanwhile, Christopher Krentkowski, 35, also of the 11700 block of Ridgeland Avenue, was charged with two counts of aggravated domestic battery and one count of aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly injuring his mother and killing her dog,
Krentkowski allegedly dragged his mother’s 15-year-old dog out of a bedroom at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and began to kick it.
When his 53-year-old mother told him to stop, he tried to strangle her and struck her head with a bookcase, injuring her, according to the sheriff’s investigation. Krentkowski continued to physically assault the dog, causing its death, police said.
Krentkowski was arrested on Sunday and received a $125,000 bond during a court appearance on Monday at the Bridgeview Courthouse. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 26 at the Bridgeview Courthouse.