Police say woman called 911 to report she killed two dogs

Posted at 3:43 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 22:35:01-04

“I wish I wouldn't have come outside, because that's something I didn't want to see,” said Melissa Babbitt.

Melissa Babbitt says on Friday afternoon Bellevue Police and the Humane Society were outside her next door neighbor 36-year-old Ashley Alberts-Roach’s home. 

"They had taken the two dogs that were deceased into the van. It was very, very hard to see and very angering to see,” said Babbitt.

Bellevue Police Public Information Officer Laurie Synowiecki says Alberts-Roach told investigators that around 10:00 a.m. Friday morning she intentionally placed her boyfriend’s two dogs in a truck.  When she went back to check on them around 2:15 in the afternoon the dogs weren’t moving. 

"She then carried them into the garage of the residence and attempted to revive the animals or somehow treat them and was unsuccessful in doing so,” said Synowiecki.

Police say Alberts-Roach called 911 soon after. 

“Around 3:15 in the afternoon officers were responding to a woman who had stated she had just killed her dogs,” said Synowiecki.

Alberts-Roach was not at home when police arrived.  She was later arrested and booked into the Sarpy County Jail for two counts of Felony Animal Abandonment Resulting in Death. 

“From my point of view with having a dog of my own, it is just heart breaking.  Like how could you do something like that, I mean they just want love,” said Babbitt.