Police Break Up Large Gamecock Fighting Ring in Jurupa Valley

One woman was arrested for animal cruelty and other charges Saturday after Sheriff's deputies broke up a large gamecock fighting and betting operation in Jurupa Valley.

At 9:45 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a call in the 5200 block of El Rivino Road. Upon their arrival, a large crowd began to disperse. Deputies detained approximately 50 participants in the illegal gamecock fight, which included the individual who lives at the location.

Inside, deputies located approximately 40 gamecocks, which animal control took possession of for further investigation.

Jaquelyn Acosta, 40, of Jurupa Valley was arrested for animal cruelty, operating an Illegal gamecock fight, possession of gaffs for gamecock fighting and possession of gamecocks for fighting. She was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.


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