Raynham and Taunton, Massachusetts, Police arrested a man in connection to a hit and run that killed a dog.
Ryan S. Vliet, 24, of Taunton was arrested on Thursday after Raynham Police obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Police believe Vliet was operating the Yamaha dirt bike which struck and killed a 2-year-old beagle named Zelda on August 17. Zelda was on a leash walking on the side to the road with a 14-year-old boy when she was struck by the dirt bike.
Vliet is charged with cruelty to animals, trespassing by motor vehicle, operating with a suspended license, failure to stop for police, operating to endanger, operating unregistered/uninsured, failure to report injuring or killing a dog, and failure to wear a helmet.
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Vliet also faces charges related to fleeing from police when they attempted to stop him in the same area on August 19.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Raynham Police Detectives at (508) 824-2717.