WANTED: MICHAEL JOUVELAKAS on two counts of animal cruelty after starving his dog to death

- New Hampshire, USA -


Rochester Police needs assistance in locating 30-year-old MICHAEL JOUVELAKAS (pictured below).


He is wanted on two counts of cruelty to animals for his role in the death of his dog.


The incident happened on October 3, when Rochester Police Department received a call about a dog believed to have been shot and then left in JOUVELAKAS’ basement of his home on Chestnut Street.


While some officers responded to the home, other officers located the suspect near the residence.


At the home, responding officers discovered a 2-year-old Pit bull type dog named Mandy, wrapped up in a blanket inside a trash bag on the bed of a pickup truck.


Capt. Todd Pinkham said the cause of death was not obvious but there were visible signs of malnourishment.


It was only after a necropsy was performed that it was determined that Mandy had not been shot but instead died of starvation.


The results of the necropsy supported cruelty to animal charges.


Anyone who knows JOUVELAKAS’ whereabouts or has information related to this case is urged to call the Rochester Police Department at (603) - 330 - 7127.


Alternatively, information can be submitted anonymously by calling the Rochester CrimeLine at (335) - 6500 or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637) with TEXT4CASH in the body of the text.


Up to $1,000 is awarded for tips that lead to an arrest.


Individuals who text tips should start the body of their messages with the phrase TEXT4CASH.


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