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Case ID: 19154
Classification: Theft
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Friday, Jan 20, 2012

County: Mercer

Disposition: Open
Case Images: 1 files available

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

A 4-month-old Maltese puppy was stolen when a home was burglarized on Myrtle Avenue in Lawrence Township early Friday, Jan. 20, authorities confirmed.

The dog's owner called police about 6:50 a.m. after she awoke to find that her pet was missing from the home, according to Lawrence Township Police spokesman Lt. Charles Edgar.

Also missing, he said, were the dog's bedding and some dog toys. Nothing else appeared to have been stolen from the home, he said.

The owner had penned the dog into the kitchen overnight, he said, noting that the kitchen is located at the rear of the first floor and that the woman's bedroom is on an upper level.

Edgar said police found no obvious sign of forced entry to the residence.

"It is not exactly known how entry was made and the dog stolen," he said, adding that the circumstances of the crime remain under investigation by Officer Michael Whitmore and Detective William Chester.

The stolen poodle is white, about 5 to 6 inches tall and weighs about 5 pounds, Edgar said.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call Lawrence Township Police at (609) 896-1111.

Two other residential burglaries - on West Long Drive and in the 1000 block of Brunswick Avenue - were reported to Lawrence Township police on Friday, Jan. 20.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Lawrence Township Police
(609) 896-1111

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