East Falmouth man charged for dropping dog off bridge into Wareham water

After an incident on July 27, an investigation by the Wareham Department of Natural Resources found the man responsible for throwing a dog off a bridge.

The search for a suspect began a few weeks ago, when video surfaced of a man dropping a dog off a bridge down 12 feet into a waterway, before jumping into the water himself.

A Natural Resources officer found the man, identified as East Falmouth native Kevin Ouellette, and interviewed him about the incident.

Ouellette said he would do it all the time, and that the dog, which wasn't injured in the incident, "likes it."

An investigation determined Ouellette wasn't the owner of the dog, and the dog was taken without the owner's permission.

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It also determined Ouellette had allegedly inflicted unneccessary cruelty on the dog by throwing it 12 feet into the water.

Ouellette was charged with animal cruelty by custodian, larceny from a building and a municipal by-law violation for bridge jumping.