Arrest Made in Animal Cruelty Case

On 11/14/2018 at 3:59pm the Fairfield Police Department responded to 37 Prince Street for a report of animal cruelty. Officers responded to find several animal carcasses, which were found to be canine remains, in crates within the residence. Fairfield Animal Control Officers and Detectives responded to the house to further investigate. The remains were removed after a search warrant for the residence was conducted.

On 11/29/2018 the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau completed an arrest warrant affidavit for the crimes of Animal Cruelty – 5 counts, and Criminal Damage to Landlord’s property by a Tenant 1st Degree, for Heidi E. Lueders (DOB: 03/04/1987), of Prince St. in Fairfield. The arrest warrant was signed by a Bridgeport Superior Court judge who set the bond at $50,000. The Fairfield Police Detective Bureau then began coordinating the terms of her surrender.

On January 15, 2019, Heidi E. Lueders (DOB 3/4/87) who formerly resided at 37 Prince St. in Fairfield, and now resides in New Canaan, turned herself in at Fairfield Police Headquarters. Lueders was charged with 5 counts of Cruelty to Animals and Criminal Damage to Landlord’s Property by a Tenant First Degree. She was released after posting a $50,000 court set bond. Lueders is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior court on January 29, 2019.


ARREST INFORMATION DOES NOT INDICATE CONVICTIONS. ALL ARRESTED/ACCUSED PERSONS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF RECENT ARRESTS OR EVENTS. INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR DISCRETION AS UPDATES MAY BE PENDING. NAMES AND ADDRESSES MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF POSTING.
Submitted by: Captain Robert Kalamaras
Email: [email protected]
Date: 01/16/2019