Dog found, no charges
Despite finding a suspect in the break-in and theft at the South Waikato Animal Control Centre, Tokoroa Police will not progress the matter further.
Last month South Waikato News reported of the break-in, however, Senior Sergeant Graeme Hill said despite the dog being located, there is not enough evidence to prosecute.
The investigation was carried out to determine who was responsible for breaking into the centre and stealing a pit bull terrier.
It was reported that on July 3, a phone call was made to the animal control unit regarding a serious dog attack which occurred on June 30.
There had been a domestic dispute with a 19-year-old woman and her partner during which the partner’s pit bull terrier attacked the woman, leaving her with serious facial injuries.
The dog was removed to the pound and on July 6 the facility was broken into and the dog was taken.
One July 25, police tracked down the dog and a microchip scan confirmed its identity.