Thanks to Tip, Stolen Puppy Recovered, Returned to Pet Shop

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.835.4568, tfuller@spokanepolice.org


Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:44 p.m.


Spokane Police Detectives from the North Precinct, acting on tips from the public, were able to recover a puppy stolen from Northwest Seed & Pet on Monday, Nov. 30th.

On Nov. 30th, 2015, just after 6:00pm, an employee at Northwest Seed & Pet called Crime Check to report the theft of a miniature pinscher puppy. Officers responded the following day to collect surveillance footage of the theft.

Several media outlets picked up the story and showed the footage from the theft. Because of that media attention, detectives from the North Precinct received a tip on who the suspect was. During their investigation, they were able to facilitate the return of the puppy and will also be following up with misdemeanor theft charges for the suspect shortly.

This is a great example of how community assistance can help hold criminals responsible. The solution to this crime wouldn‘t have been possible without both the media’s support and the willingness of the tipster to come forward.



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