Suspect identified in death of Scarborough goat

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SCARBOROUGH Police have identified a lone suspect in the shooting death of a pregnant and well-loved goat.

Detective Sgt. Rick Rouse confirmed March 9 there is a person of interest in the case, but said he could not offer more information on the investigation, adding it “depends” on whether charges will be forthcoming.

A $1,000 reward is being offered by Smiling  Hill Farm for information that leads to an arrest.

On Feb. 18, the Scarborough Police Department received a report that an unknown person trespassed at the 781 County Road dairy farm and killed a pregnant Toggenburg doe named Ava in a fenced-in area.

“It has been a difficult week for our farm family on the hill this week. Many of you were no doubt introduced to Ava, our goat, as she and her twins were a part of our Baby Goat Snuggling Events, and she spent the summer in our Baby Goat Petting Area of the Barnyard,” farm owner Warren Knight said in prepared statement. “We were shocked and saddened to learn of her sudden, unexpected passing.”

Information about the crime may be relayed through the Scarborough Police Department’s Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 730-4386, or to Animal Control Officer Chris Crepes at 730-4318.

Ava, shown here with baby goats, was shot and killed last month.