Calif. — (Dec. 9) A 23-year-old Roseville man was arrested Tuesday night for torturing and killing a number of guinea pigs then dumping their remains near a local roadway, according to Dee Dee Gunther, Roseville Police Department public information officer.
Ryan Paul Junaid had been arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals, Gunther said. Junaid is accused of torturing and killing at least 10 of the animals.
Bodies of the dead animals had been discovered near the Secret Ravine Parkway area of Roseville. Detectives, Gunther siad, went to the area and conducted a surveillance operation. They spotted Junaid and arrested him.
The police also rescued an injured guinea pig, which is recovering under veterinary care.
Junaid was booked into the Roseville Police Department Jail and released on a $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 6.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Roseville Police Department’s investigation unit at (916)774-5070.