Police: Teen arrested for setting dog on fire; 2 suspects at large

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22-year-old Kamal Loyal is wanted in connection with the beating death of a dog in Newark. 22-year-old Kamal Loyal is wanted in connection with the beating death of a dog in Newark.
NEWARK -

A teenager has been accused of killing a dog by setting it on fire in Newark.

News 12 New Jersey reported earlier this month that a dog was found beaten and set on fire near Columbia Avenue and Plymouth Street. A resident says that he was woken up by a group of people knocking over garbage cans and damaging cars in the area. He says when he went outside the next morning, he discovered the dead dog.

RELATED: Police search for suspects who beat, burned dog to death 

Newark police have arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with animal cruelty, arson and criminal mischief. His name was not publicly released due to his age.

Police have also issued a warrant for 22-year-old Kamal Loyal and a 15-year-old girl in connection with the crime.

Anyone who may have information about the case should contact the Newark Police Department.

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