A woman was arrested on April 7 at Cress Street Beach after several people called to report that she was allegedly harming a bird.
When officers arrived, they found Amber Kristen Castillo, a 34-year-old Laguna Beach resident, pulling the feathers off a mourning dove, according to Capt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department. She also reportedly had something to clip the bird’s wings.
Castillo was arrested for a probation violation. The LBPD subsequently sent the crime report to the Orange County District Attorney’s office with a request that additional charges related to the animal abuse be filed.
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