The borough man is barred from owning any kind of animal for five years.
A Highlands man who thought he could discipline his growling dog by hanging it from a leash thrown over a closet door had pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court. Philip N. Hollenbeak, 57, of Sea Drift Avenue in Highlands pleaded guilty to the third degree charge before Municipal Court Judge Peter A. Locascio. His punishment is a $1,000 fine, and he is barred from any kind of animal ownership for five years. According to Monmouth County SPCA Chief Buddy Amato, Hollenbeak was sleeping with his three-year old 130 lb. Chesapeake Bay Retriever when it started growling in the middle of the night. "He thought cutting off the oxygen supply for a dog was an acceptable way to discipline it, so he took the leash and …
Jack, a Labrador-mix puppy, had allegedly been thrown from a bridge on the Henry Hudson trail
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 11, 2011
A Belford man allegedly threw a Holmdel woman’s puppy over a bridge on the Henry Hudson trail on Sunday morning. He then drove to her home in the Orchards townhouse development, off Laurel Avenue, Holmdel, and got involved in a minor fight with the woman’s friend, according to police. William Deppisch, 23, of 323 Campbell Ave., Belford, was arrested and charged by Holmdel Police with disorderly conduct and harassment. Deppisch was also issued three summonses for animal cruelty by Monmouth County SPCA Chief of Police Victor “Buddy” Amato. Deppisch was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, where he was held until a $2,500 bail was posted and he was released, according to Holmdel Police Sgt. Vincent Imperato. The other …