Woman arrested in connection to deaths of two dogs in Bellevue

Dogs were left inside a car in the residence
Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 13:20:42-04

Bellevue Police Department officials said that a woman has been arrested after two dogs were found dead inside of a residence at Hancock St on Friday.

BPD says they were called in the 3500 block of Hancock Street after receiving a call from a woman reporting she had just killed two dogs. 

Officials said the woman was identified as 36-year-old Ashley Alberts-Roach. 

When officers arrived at the residence, they found two dogs located inside the garage and were confirmed they were dead. 

The age and breed of the dogs is not known but both appeared to be adult, medium to large breed.

The Nebraska Humane Society was called to assist Bellevue Police.

Through the investigation, BPD officers learned that the dogs belonged to 29-year-old Matthew Smith.

Officials said that Smith is the boyfriend of Alberts-Roach.

Alberts-Roach told officers that she had put both dogs inside of a vehicle around 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

At around 2:15 p.m. Alberts-Roach checked on the dogs and realized they were not moving.

Officials said she moved the animals to the garage in attempt to cool them with water however, her attempt was not successful.

Alberts-Roach was taken into custody by Bellevue Police and was booked at the Sarpy County Jail.

Officials said charges are pending for two Felony counts of Animal Abandonment- Resulting in Death.