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Woman jailed for beating dog, giving false name

A Turlock woman is facing charges of animal abuse and other criminal charges after she was seen beating her Labrador dog outside a car wash.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to a security check on an animal located at Mister Car Wash in the 400 block of N. Golden State Boulevard.  

The reporting party said they saw a woman, later identified as Shawnaice Azevedo, 37 years, stomping on, dragging and punching her chocolate-colored Labrador dog, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

Officers arrived on scene and contacted Azevedo, who was sitting at the bus stop in front of the business with her dog.  Azevedo provided officers with a false name. Dispatch was able to find history with the name of the person Azevedo claimed to be but the birthdate did not match.  A Turlock Police Supervisor arrived on scene and advised Azevedo was lying about her name, as he had multiple contacts with the person she claimed to be, which was not her. 

Azevedo finally gave officers her real name and a records check revealed she had an outstanding felony warrant out of Turlock Police Department. 

An Animal Control Officer arrived and was able to find a fresh laceration on the dog. 

Azevedo was arrested and booked for animal abuse, false identification, impersonating another person and the felony warrant.