A Southgate man and an 11-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a $1,750 macaw from an Anaheim animal care vocational school, and it was learned that their car had been stolen in Los Angeles County, police said.
A Capuchin monkey named Nino, valued at $1,500 to $2,000, escaped from the school during the incident and was found drowned in a neighborhood swimming pool, police said.
David Leon Marquet, 19, was booked into the Anaheim City Jail on suspicion of burglary, grand theft auto, possession of stolen property, assault and battery on a police officer and reckless driving, Sgt. Jack Jansen said. Bail was set at $25,000. Jansen said the 11-year-old, a Bell Gardens resident, was booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall.
Detectives said the suspects were acquaintances and police were trying to find out how the pair knew that the animals were kept in trailers at the school--an animal care center and veterinary hospital.