Saturday, June 3, 2017

New Mexico: Convicted felon Shaun Anaya, 40, accused of torturing a Pit Bull puppy with a power saw

NEW MEXICO -- An Albuquerque man is already on probation after he was arrested for torturing a dog.

APD says they got a call about a dog yelping in agony late Thursday night in an alley near Lead and University.

Officers arrived on scene and say they found Shaun Anaya punching a small Pit Bull puppy in the backseat of his car.

The dog was found covered in blood. Police also found feces and a power saw in the car.

Anaya claimed he was taking the dog to the vet but police didn’t buy his story.

Anaya was in court this morning and is on a probation violation hold.

He is a 13-time convicted felon, most recently having fleeced more than two dozen victims out of their hard-earned money by tricking them into renting foreclosed homes from him. 

They would give him deposits and rent and move into the home with their families and belongings only to find out that Anaya wasn't the owner and that they had to get out immediately -- and that Anaya was nowhere to be found to try to get their money back from him. 

For doing this to dozens of families, the state of New Mexico gave him probation(!).

Despite the judge (in the video) commenting how he has a history of "failure to appear", that he has "an extensive criminal history, a history of violence" AND that he was already on probation for crimes when he was arrested for animal cruelty, Judge Christine Rodriquez let him leave the courtroom with just a $5,000 bond -- meaning he only needs to come up with $500 to get out of jail.

$500?! A violent career criminal who's now accused of torturing a puppy with a power saw... $500?! That's an insult. And embarrassing to the state of New Mexico.


Full Name: Shaun Michael Anaya
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Arrest Age: 40
Arrest Date: 06/02/2017
Arrest Time: 6:41 AM
Location: Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Total Bond: $5,000
STATUTE: 30-18-1.E.1
BOND: $5,000

STATUTE: In County


On June 1, 2017, at approximately 2358 hours (1158pm), I was dispatched to the alley just south of ______ in response to a call about an animal.

Caller advised he could see an individual beating his dog in a vehicle. He could see the individual hitting the dog and throwing it around the vehicle. While en route, Dispatch advised that the caller could still hear the dog screaming.

Further remarks just as I was arriving advised the man was standing at the rear of the vehicle with the tailgate up and the caller could hear a power tool.

I arrived and parked just west of the alley and approached on foot.

From approximately 40 feet away I saw a man, later identified as SHAUN ANAYA, standing at the tailgate of a vehicle with the tailgate open. He was moving his hands and appeared to be working on something in the tailgate.

I heard a dog yelping and screaming in agony. I began walking towards him and got within 30 feet and could see he was doing something to a small dog.

I shined my flashlight at him and he quickly stopped what he was doing and started trying to clean up the area. As soon as he stopped the dog immediately stopped yelping.

Shaun said, "Can you get your flashlight out of my face?"

I observed blood on several areas of the dog's fur. I observed blood all over the carpeted area in the rear of the car and smeared on the inside of the back right window. I observed dog feces in several areas of the back of the vehicle and on a power saw on the blade and on the handle.

The passenger door was open and I observed blood on the seat and blood smeared on the door. There was fresh blood spatter all over the dash. I observed the small puppy had swollen eyes and was very sluggish. I observed blood in his mouth and saw he had a broken tooth on the right side of his mouth.

I spoke with the caller, Derrick Sanders, who told me he was woken up by a dog yelping. He looked out his window and observed SHAUN ANAYA outside the open front passenger door. He was punching the dog who was in the front passenger seat repeatedly. He then threw the dog to the rear of the vehicle. He walked back to the rear and the dog started yelping again. At this time, Derrick heard what sounded like a power tool being started in the rear of the vehicle. Shortly after this I arrived and confronted SHAUN ANAYA.

(KRQE - June 3, 2017)