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Deputies looking for snatched service dog

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 14, 2012 at 7:46 am |
June 14, 2012 12:37 pm
Oreo/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a stolen service dog and the three people suspected in the dog-napping.

Oreo is a 3-year-old, black and white, male Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix.

Oreo and his owner, who has a traumatic brain injury, were watching baseball games at Sprinker Recreation Facility on C Street South on May 19. Three suspects approached the man about 2 p.m. and chatted. They played with Oreo.

When the man left the fields, the suspects drove up to the him in the parking log. The suspects opened their car door, grabbed the dog and sped away.

Oreo’s owner had to drop the dog’s leash because he was fearful of being dragged across the parking lot.

The suspects were described as a two white males and a white female. They were all in their early 20s.  The suspects were driving a dark blue, four-door sedan, possibly a Honda.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to arrests and charges filed in the case and for the return of Oreo. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

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