Police bust dog fight at Phoenix home; 9 people arrested

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police arrested nine people after responding to a dog fight at a home in South Phoenix Sunday night.

Officers arrived at the home near Southern and 19th avenues at approximately 8:30 p.m. and heard dogs fighting and spectators yelling to entice this action, according to Sgt. Trent Crump.

When the officers knocked on the door, several people fled on foot and at least two injured dogs ran from the home and were not found.

Crump said the officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the home.

Police served a search warrant and seized numerous items, including weapons, marijuana and U.S. cash. A stolen car was also recovered in front of the home.

Nine people were booked for being present during a dog fight. They were identified as Ceslie A. Madero, 25; Alexander Ruiz, 46; Joseph R. Madero, 28; Francis Campillo, 36; Dennis G. Peralta, 36; Laticia C. Ruiz, 38; Brittney N. Ruiz, 18; Jaime B. Madero, 46; and Raymond C. Campillo, 25.

Additional charges are pending and the investigation is continuing.