St. Al­bert RCMP find puppy in stolen SUV

Calgary Herald - - CITY+REGION - JONNY WAKE­FIELD

ED­MON­TON Miss­ing a puppy? RCMP in St. Al­bert may have found him.

Moun­ties say they turned up a small dog in a stolen Audi SUV which was in­volved in a series of break and en­ters in the city north­west of Ed­mon­ton Thurs­day.

RCMP Const. M-J Bur­roughs said the dog is be­ing cared for at the Mor­inville Vet­eri­nary Clinic un­til po­lice can find the right­ful owner.

“(Pup­pies are) not some­thing we com­monly find when we’re re­cov­er­ing stolen ve­hi­cles,” Bur­roughs said Fri­day.

The series of events started Thurs­day morn­ing af­ter RCMP re­ceived a re­port about a num­ber of break-ins in the Grandin Road and Levasseur Road area.

Of­fi­cers ar­rived on scene and found a stolen Audi SUV with what is be­lieved to be stolen prop­erty in­side.

A po­lice dog unit was called in to track a sus­pect from the stolen SUV. The trail took them to sev­eral back­yards in the area be­fore go­ing cold.

In the mean­time, of­fi­cers found a puppy in­side the SUV and de­ter­mined he does not be­long to the ve­hi­cle’s right­ful owner.

Po­lice say it’s un­clear whether the puppy be­longs to the uniden­ti­fied sus­pect, or whether he was stolen from an­other home. They are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help iden­ti­fy­ing the dog ’s owner.

Any­one with tips about the break-ins can contact Crime Stop­pers.

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