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Fighting roosters discovered in Truckee home

The last thing Truckee Police officers expected to find during a raid of a Donner Trail home were caged roosters.

After receiving information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration about possible illegal activities at the residence, Truckee Police Department officers received a search warrant for the home.

Upon entering the residence, officers found five caged “fighting roosters … along with all the paraphernalia associated with rooster fighting,” said Sgt. Dan Johnston of the Truckee Police Department.

Rigoberto Uribe Solis, 33, the owner of a Truckee restaurant, was arrested and released with a citation on suspicion of possession of fighting gamecocks, Johnston said.

“The roosters were taken into custody by animal control and their fate has yet to be determined,” he said.

During the raid, one person was arrested on suspicion of possession of false identification documents and three others were turned over to U.S. immigration authorities, Johnston said.

According to police reports, Solis said the roosters would not be used for cockfighting in Truckee.

“The owner of the roosters told us that the roosters were meant to be shipped to Mexico for fighting,” Johnston said.

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