The police captured two rogue horses yesterday after a 911 caller reported that the animals were galloping through traffic on a highway in the Baychester section of the Bronx, police officials said.
Officers eventually found the two horses at a Little League field in the area. According to the caller, they were running loose on Pelham Parkway toward the Hutchinson River Parkway. It was unclear last night where the horses escaped from, but a community board leader and an official from the Association to Prevent Cruelty to Animals said the area has had problems with loose horses in the past.
The district manager of Bronx Community Board 11, John Fratta, said there had long been problems with Pelham Parkway Stables, which is located at 1680 Pelham Parkway. A horse owner, Arlene Greaves, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, assaulting a peace officer, and resisting arrest in January 2006 after it was discovered that she was forcing four horses to live in truck bodies.
The owner of the stables, Buster Marengo, could not confirm whether the horses came from his property last night.