Greenwich Man Charged with Animal Cruelty after Abused Mastiff Found in Bruce Park

Christian Dilworth. August 17, 2018. Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Department

Greenwich Police released a statement on Friday morning that on June 3, 2018 a mastiff type dog was found roaming in Bruce Park and that it displayed signs and symptoms consistent with having been abused.

An investigation by Greenwich Animal Control determined that the dog had been adopted in May 2018 by Christian Dilworth of 30 Brookside Drive in Greenwich from an adoption center in Connecticut.

Police say when Dilworth was contacted about his dog,he told investigators that the dog had died. He provided misleading and contradictory information concerning the dog’s alleged death.

On August 15, after an extensive investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained by the Greenwich Police Dept charging Dilworth with:

  • Failure to Comply with Dog Ownership Requirements
  • Illegal Release of a Domestic Animal
  • Cruelty to Animals
  • False Statement
  • Interfering with an Officer

On August 16, 2018, Dilworth turned himself in to the Greenwich Police Dept and was processed for these charges.

He was unable to post his court set bond of $25,000 and was placed in a cell block pending an appearance in Stamford Superior Court on August 17, 2018.

A quick Google search for Christian Dilworth reveals his multiple arrests in Greenwich, including twice in one week as recently as February. 

Dilworth, 23, formerly of Idar Court, who was arrested on Feb 23 and charged with Breach of Peace 2 following an incident in which he allegedly followed a victim in central Greenwich, making the victim feel alarmed and fearful, was arrested again.

After his second arrest that week, police said Dilworth made unwanted contact with a victim through social media that caused alarm and annoyance to the victim, violating a protective order. He was charged with Harassment 1 and Violation of a Protective Order.

Mr. Dilworth’s LinkedIn profile says he is currently a “Puppy Consultant” at NY Breeder in White Plains, NY, and is pursuing a BS in Math in order to pursue Secondary Education as a Career.

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