Animal remains found in car during Palmdale traffic stop

Sheriff's deputies arrested a motorist on suspicion of animal cruelty during a routine traffic stop in Palmdale, authorities said Sunday.

A deputy at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Palmdale station would not release any details of the arrest, which took place around 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of Palmdale Boulevard.

A videographer at the scene reported that deputies discovered a large trash bag containing the mutilated remains of a goat. The source said deputies waited for county animal control representatives to show up until 4 a.m. and then took the remains themselves to the Palmdale Animal Care Center at 38550 Sierra Highway.

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No further information was available.