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Melrose Waste Pile Who Killed Dog With Rock And Buried It In Backyard Was A Winchester Middle School Teacher Accused Of Beating His Ex-Wife In 2014





: A Melrose man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly killing his dog in the backyard of his home Friday night, police say. Officers responding to a report of animal cruelty on Mount Zion Road on Saturday learned that a neighbor, later identified as 44-year-old Adam Crook, allegedly dragged his dog from his home into the backyard, where he then struck the dog in the head with a large rock multiple times, killing it, then took a shovel from his home and buried it. Police executed a search warrant to locate and exhume the dog from the grave.

“This suspect’s alleged actions are absolutely reprehensible and inexcusable,” Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle said. “I’m grateful for the excellent investigative work of Melrose Police Sgt. Brian Ladner, Detective Sgt. Paul McNamara, Officer Pamela Daye, and Lt. Alan Borgal of the Animal Rescue League that resulted in this arrest.”

“It’s reprehensible, inexcusable on so many levels,” said Mike Defina of the Animal Rescue League. “This really callous and cruel act of violence against a defenseless animal does not go unanswered, that is the priority of the investigation right now,”

Crook was arrested without incident on Sunday and subsequently released on his personal recognizance. He is expected to be arraigned Nov. 26 in the Malden District Court.

I’m not gonna lie, I don’t know what to say with blogs like this one. My role is here to produce hot takes. Well what OTHER TAKE is there than, “this guy is a deranged psychopath who’s probably gonna kill a human being next?” Because that’s what people who kill their dogs in the backyard eventually do.

But wait, there’s a twist…..


Yup, that’s right – Poopie the Pooch Punter was a 6th grade science teacher at McCall Middle School in Winchester up until at least 2018, according to their website.

His classroom website is still archived here. How does a lunatic like this become a teacher in a ritzy town like Winchester? It doesn’t exactly sound like he was keeping a low profile there either.

And did I mention that his loony old man was whining on Facebook five years ago about how he was getting a raw deal in custody dispute, and how his ex-wife “falsely accused” him of assault?

Look who chimed in before he took down his Facebook page today…

Yea, who would ever think that a guy who takes is dog into the backyard, murders it with a rock, and then buries it in the backyard, would be capable of assaulting his ex-wife? Here’s an idea Dave – maybe your son is a piece of shit because you enabled him, blamed his victims, and made a littany of excuses for when he was a kid all the way into adulthood. Maybe.

All the other deadbeats were jealous of his victory in court.

Oh, and Dad appears to have worked for a law firm in Maine too.

But he’s still trying to figure out how to use this damn Facebook machine!

OK, it’s hard to be mad at him. But his son is a piece of shit and I hope he rots for what he did to that poor dog.


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79 Comment(s)
  • Jason
    November 27, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    This guy is psycho . Totally hurt his wife and kid. The poor kid grew up with that dog. Douche bag worked at aquarium too and lives off his ex wifes palimony. She works hard because he could never hold down a job. He can’t get even put food on his table..loser murderer abuser. The saddest part is the trauma this poor boy has to go through

  • Panzer9811
    November 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Mr. Crook displays two of the three characteristics in a person that are indefensible and should be punishable by death. He abuses children. He abuses animals. (I’d bet the family home that he has abused elderly and just hasn’t been caught). He has ZERO worth. He should be slowly and painfully eliminated.
    Bashing him in the head with a rock is too quick. Throw a rope around him and tie it to my bumper. A quick yank to pull him down, then proceed just fast enough so he can’t get back on his feet and just slow enough so that the flesh is scraped from his worthless bones…………….a quarter mile of pavement at a time.
    People who abuse defenseless elderly, children and *animals* deserve no mercy.

    • Cat
      November 27, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      You missed out that Adam Crook also apparently physically abused his ex-wife (and maybe former partners) too. He’s a bona fide psychopath.

  • PETA sucks!
    November 27, 2019 at 8:09 am

    What’s the last thing that went through that dogs mind as it was being viciously beaten???

    The rock!

    • You suck more
      November 27, 2019 at 9:16 am

      The only thing that rocks is your mama.

      And last night after sex as we lay in bed, we talked about you, and we decided to shut off the internet access until we start getting some rent from you for the basement accommodation.

  • Judge dread
    November 26, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    This dude deserves this. As you all know the judge has international partners. I’ll use my kick backs from the prison system to hire a few bad ass mother fuckers to whip the bottom of his feet and shins with canes. Transport him to my union allies in an East Boston shipping ports. Shark bait it with bloody fish and dump him in international waters.

  • Destroy animals
    November 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Anyone can take a dog to the vet and have it euthanized but there’s a great sense of pride in DIY! fuck the fucking dog already…. And fuck libs!

    • Tyler Durden
      November 26, 2019 at 4:49 pm

      You are an uneducated moron troll…. Thankfully we have the best president in history, who signed PACT this week which makes animal cruelty a federal crime. The only travesty is that the law was 2 days too late to apply in this case.

    • Destroy the trolls
      November 26, 2019 at 4:53 pm

      Show us on on the doll where you were touched please.

      • Roman
        November 26, 2019 at 5:32 pm

        Fuck you assholes and your fucking pets! Sorry your fake ass “emotional support animals” yall just a bunch of FAGS that want to take your dirty ass animals into home depots, grocery stores, bars and fucking restaurants! It sickens me to see the pussifacation of this great country! You assholes know who you are too! Same bunch of fuckwads that let your fucking dipshit kids scream in restaurants! Get FUCKED!

        • Tough day at work?
          November 26, 2019 at 5:54 pm

          I know you must be tired from a long day cleaning urinals, but you have to keep a steady job if you want to finally move out of your Mom’s basement.

          With that thought in mind, I hope me and your Mom weren’t too loud last night. Maybe that is why you are cranky.

          • Cat
            November 27, 2019 at 5:24 am

            To all the retarded, redneck, backward, lower than the lowest bottom feeder low lives on here who are saying that Derby, Adam Crook’s dog was his property, that they were on his property when he decided to drag her out of the house, hog tie her and smash her in the head over 20 times with a large rock, and that he did nothing wrong, here’s a brief lesson for you (although being as imbecilic as you all are with those few brain cells rattling around in your heads you will struggle to understand anything!): A pet is NOT property. Property is anything that is not sentient, i.e. a house, a car, a tv, a computer. A sentient (living) being, i.e. a child, a pet, has rights and there are laws to protect it from cruelty and abuse of any kind. Therefore when a person abuses their child or pet authorities / agencies and other individuals can intervene and consequently the abuser can be prosecuted. The child / pet can be removed for their safety. Adam Crook GROSSLY ABUSED his dog, Derby, and caused her massive suffering in brutally killing her. There is NO excuse whatsoever for what he put her through. This pathetic excuse for a man has a history of abuse of people ( his wife and student(s) at a school he briefly taught at before they fired him, etc) and lack of anger control. He clearly is someone who needs to be removed from society and should – at the very least – be behind bars for life. Failing that, eye for an eye punishment would be entirely fitting.

  • JoeMomma
    November 26, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Is he out yet? I have a nice pit bull that would love to meet him.

  • Teacherlady
    November 26, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Haven’t read the article yet but I bet he gets more time for the dog then the teacher. Am I right? Now going to read.

  • Hypocrites
    November 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

    But if he bought a goat or pig (which are just as smart and personable as dogs) hung it by it’s feet and slashed its throat while it twitched and watched it’s blood spilled all over the floor it would be perfectly ok!

    • Like Greek to me
      November 26, 2019 at 10:12 am

      So what are you doing, sticking up for this guy?

      Because if you are, I suggest you push yourself back from the computer, maybe talk a little walk, think about your life, where it is, and where it’s going.

      It might be time.

      • Hypocrites
        November 26, 2019 at 12:45 pm

        No, Im pointing out the hypocrisy of everyone acting all hysterical about this case because it was a dog dying. The guy is still a piece of shit. Both situations can exist at the same time.

        • Like Greek to me
          November 26, 2019 at 4:59 pm

          Ah, here to enlighten, I see.

          This Thursday, when you are relegated to the children’s table, try to spare them this conversation.

          • Hypocrites
            November 26, 2019 at 9:44 pm

            You should probably learn how to spell and use proper grammar before making jokes about people sitting at the little kids table you simpleton. Do you cry like this when you see people eating bacon?

        • Cat
          December 1, 2019 at 2:19 am

          Hypocrites, you’re a moron. This was far more than a “dog dying”, as you so pathetically refer to it. Adam Crook dragged his dog, Derby, into his yard, hog tied her and then smashed her over the head 20+ times, proceeding to bury her in the yard. What part of that do you – and your fellow hillbilly, mentally hampered bottom feeders – fail to realise is gross animal abuse? Nobody has the right to abuse their pet / children / spouse / partner / any other living being. Crook has a history of abuse to his ex wife, at least one student at a school he unbelievably was allowed to briefly work at (before he, rightly, was fired), and no doubt more victims have suffered at his hands too – and he is, unsurprisingly, ‘known to the police ‘ – so he is a repulsive excuse for a human being who thought he could get away with brutally ending Derby’s life too. Luckily, there were witnesses who reported him and now he’ll pay the price. He should be looking over his shoulder at all times from now on.

    • Like Greek to me
      November 27, 2019 at 1:15 am

      Go back to patrolling rest areas for companionship, and stop looking for it here on Turtle Boy Sports.

  • Bring it on
    November 26, 2019 at 9:09 am

    It’s his dog he can do whatever the fuck he wants to it. There is a reason we are called dog OWNERS and not dog parents. He bought and owns that dog just like a TV. If he wants to smash his tv with a rock and bury it….it is his prerogative. Fucking pansies, what’s next a book burning party for Old Yeller. Everyone grow the fuck up and worry about yourself and your families rather than sticking your fucking noses into everyone’s business.

    • Did you have a bad morning..
      November 26, 2019 at 9:22 am

      …on your paper route today?

      It’s all right, you will learn to get them on the porch in time. Maybe don’t use the keyboard so much, save some wrist strength.

      You’ll get ’em tomorrow champ!

    • Cat
      November 27, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      You’re as much a psychopath as Adam Crook is. A living being is not ‘property’ (be it an animal, a child, a spouse or partner) and there are laws to protect animals, children and adults from abusers and psychos like you and Adam Crook.

  • SRR
    November 26, 2019 at 8:46 am

    President Trump just signed the Anti Animal Cruelty Act.
    The new law Makes it a Federal Penalty to harm,maim or kill an Animal in a violent and inhumane manner.
    I Hope this Panty Waste is the first one to be tried and made an example of under the New Law.
    He deserves a few years in a Federal pound You in the Ass prison.
    No Mercy for a piece of shit like him!!!
    He’s such a vile piece of shit Even a Dung bettle wouldn’t roll him away!

  • Simpler Times
    November 26, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Back on the farm when a dog got old or sick we would just bash it over the head with a shovel and bury it in the tomato garden.
    People would rave every year about how juicy and delicious our tomatoes always were.

    • Simpler times indeed
      November 26, 2019 at 9:32 am

      And while you were doing that, we field hands were banging your mom, who met a similar fate.

      Still though, helluva a harvest that year!

    • Adolph
      November 26, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      I bet you all took turns fucking your cows and the meat was tender.

  • Dick Scratcher
    November 26, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Is it just me, or has Barry Kripke from The Big Bang Theory really let himself go?

  • Dammit.
    November 26, 2019 at 4:55 am

    No mercy for this guy and fuck all of you who say it’s only a dog.

    • Take him out
      November 26, 2019 at 5:22 am

      Eye for an eye, find a rock big enough for his head so his brains can be splattered sick bastard

      • One eye crenshaw
        November 26, 2019 at 4:37 pm

        An eye for an eye,very true. Most wish he came back with a dog tag.

    • growupnot
      November 26, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      Praise heaven you said the fuck word. It really adds a lot. Immature idiot.

  • Uncle kraft
    November 26, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Me and TB like them very young leave us Jew faces alone.

  • Walter C
    November 25, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Hey Adrienne TB
    People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones about being fired from a teaching position
    You phony cocksucker

  • Chandler
    November 25, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    What do you call a gook out walking his dog?

    A vegetarian

  • Vinnie Severe
    November 25, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    TB let’s talk about why you were fired as a teacher shall we?

    • Vinnie Revere
      November 26, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Okay, but after that we talk about how you are a douchebag. Oh wait, that would take too long, never mind.

      • Vinnie Severe
        November 26, 2019 at 9:43 am

        The only douchebag here in s your mother when she has her tongue up my asshole

        • Vinnie Revere
          November 26, 2019 at 9:49 am

          Well you’re mom was audited by Josh Abrams!

          And on YouTube no less!

  • Old Tom Morris
    November 25, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    If it was a Poodle or any other small yappy dog, the killing was totally justified. Thank you, Adam.

    • Old Tom Morris
      November 25, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Dogs are food in most countries.

      • OTM
        November 26, 2019 at 6:36 am

        And you are a douchebag in this country.

        • Vinnie Severe
          November 26, 2019 at 9:45 am

          Your mother gives a great blow job when she takes her teeth out

          • Vinnie Revere
            November 26, 2019 at 10:16 am

            Oh yeah, this coming from the guy whose mother was audited by Josh Freaking Abrams – and failed!

            How painful for you!

            Now go back outside, rip another Newport, and come up with something good for next time.

      • Mussolini
        November 26, 2019 at 6:42 am

        Funny the countries that used dogs as tools were far more developed than those that ate them. Think about it.

    • Cat
      December 1, 2019 at 2:30 am

      Old Tom Morris: So, you’re another waste of space bottom feeder who thinks gross animal abuse is perfectly acceptable. Shame on you, sicko. Scumbags like you should be rounded up and annihilated. The world would be a better place without you.

  • whaaaaa
    November 25, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    You know, this dont surprise me and it dont surprise you. we just have to see what the courts says. he will pay oh yes he will. he will go to jail./ sorry not sorry.

  • Henry Chu
    November 25, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Is dog carcass available for purchase? I pay good price

    • Ho Li Phuk
      November 25, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      I have dibs on it, bitch.

      • Henry Chu
        November 26, 2019 at 1:35 pm

        You bring great shame to chinese man with your unoriginal schtick. Get fucked, poser.

  • Diego
    November 25, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Why not just give the dog away? Christ, take it to a fucking shelter! The reason he beat it to death? Psycho anger issues. The ex wife probably loved that dog, so he fixed her good! Hope he sees jail time.

  • I Call Bullshit
    November 25, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I love animals and believe they should be treated with respect and dignity and with that said they are also property. If I can legally bulldoze my home and the woman next door can have an abortion; then I can certainly end my dog’s life.

    • Spic Tormentor
      November 25, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      Spoken like a true muslim scum bag

    • Spic Tormentor
      November 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

      You can end your dogs life by bringing him to the vet and having him euthanized, not by bashing his head in with a rock you psycho cock sucker

      • It’s me
        November 26, 2019 at 2:09 am

        I agree somewhat with the man you called a Muslim it is his property regardless if it’s right or wrong…. people are allowed there opinions and I also somewhat agree with the name you choose to use but maybe it you didn’t come off so racist immediately your comments would be not immediately disregarded

        • Spic Tormentor
          November 26, 2019 at 7:22 am

          Learn the english language and get back to me

    • I call you a piece of shit
      November 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      Whatever happened to you as a child you have had plenty of time to get over it.

    • “Toby be good ......”
      November 26, 2019 at 6:18 am

      Slave mentality. Dogs are not property. Salves were and should be.

    • I call bullshit..ON YOU
      November 26, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      “I love animals and believe they should be treated with respect and dignity”

      So it’s okay to smash them in the head with rocks to kill them. That’s dignity at its best right? Don’t give it away or bring it to a shelter. Smash it’s brains out with a rock. People who can do this to animals, usually graduate to doing it to people eventually. And you say you love animals. Smh. Your just as sick.

  • Captain Trips
    November 25, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Hey where can I get a Snickers jacket?

  • Spic Tormentor
    November 25, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    I put animal abusers on the same level as pedo’s and hispanics. Put a bullet in this faggots head and call it a day.

    • Startled Pancake
      November 26, 2019 at 12:50 am

      That’s as TRUTH as the Bible and a wheel gun can get.


      Speak it, brother.

  • Klancy
    November 25, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Attorney Crook? Didn’t he used to work for Dewey, Cheatham and Howe?
    I hate a lot of people but harm a kid or animal and I’ll go vigilante on your ass.

    • ncfoothillbilly
      November 25, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Do you eat meat? You had better watch out for the Vigilante Vegetarians; theyre sneaky assassins, you wont hear them as they ride in on yo’ ass in their nearly silent electric vehicles and pop you in the head with a wiffle bat.
      On a serious note, look up the thousands of animals PETA has tortured and killed…and dumped in dumpsters…esp around Norfolk, Va. PETA HQ used to be the old NOAA bldg on Waterside Dr. in Norfolk.

    • Cheesmo
      November 25, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      You sound like a real tough guy
      You’re a cunt and have never been in a fight in your life

  • Mussolini
    November 25, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    People like this would be executed under National Socialism. Which way white man?

  • Anon
    November 25, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Worked at Saugus middle school last year. Lasted two months. Fired for some type of inappropriate behavior.

    • Startled Pancake
      November 26, 2019 at 12:53 am

      NSDAP all the way, if you phrase it like that.

      BTW, I assume you’ve never seen a clip from Cabaret? Get crackin’, kid.

    • Cheesemo
      November 26, 2019 at 9:39 am

      You’re full of shit he never worked in Saugus you asshole

  • Emily
    November 25, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    It’s too bad that vigilante justice isn’t a LEGAL option. I’m pretty sure we could get a team together in every city and every state in the US!
    I pray this dog gets JUSTICE!! This man appears to a psychopath that should be under some type of supervision.
    Maybe we could stop putting up more hotels and condos and think about another jail or two. JMO but this is beyond horrific. What that dog went threw was pure terror and evilness.

    RIP sweet pup.

    • Old Tom Morris
      November 25, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      Went “threw”? Stupid cunt. Thanks for voting for Elizabeth Warren. (Classic low information voter.) I hate you.

    • Jake the snake
      November 25, 2019 at 11:06 pm

      It was just a dog you douchebag
      What about all the partial birth abortions being performed you fucking cunt

  • Not In Their Town...Oh My
    November 25, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    It’s nice to see towns like Melrose and Winchester being mentioned These hate has no home here sign havens elect the assholes who continue to ruin this state.

    • Hart Ford
      November 25, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      Love the “hate has no home here “ signs in those towns. Virtue signaling that the BMW and Volvo in the driveway can’t make.
      I suppose putting a sign on your front yard that says “I have friends that are black” or “my son is a raging homo” is not politically correct ?

      • Right on the money
        November 25, 2019 at 6:06 pm

        Exactly. Hypocrisy at its finest in these liberal cesspools. Too bad we couldn’t vote all the new housing developments for low income folks into their towns. Because that’s basically what they’re doing to the rest of us

  • Hmmm....
    November 25, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    In his defense maybe he was puling a Kevorkian, putting the dog out of its misery. We have to wait and see. He could be a good guy.

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    Unless your a man in divorce court, of course.

    • ...hmmmmm
      November 25, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      ..and you’re a fucking dumb douchebag, even if that were the case, there are much more humane ways to put an animal out of its misery.

      But I like that ending for you, no wonder you are in divorce court, piece of shit.

      • Not about the money at all
        November 26, 2019 at 9:50 pm

        What makes this more upsetting is that if the dog was sick and needed to be put down, just about any vet would do it for the dog even if the owner couldn’t pay just to put the animal out of misery. This was not about money. He wanted to do this. And that’s scary cause what else you think he is capable of.

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