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Swiped MV puppy returned

Original post made on Aug 25, 2013

A puppy that was taken from a locked vehicle in Mountain View on Saturday was returned after reports circulated in the media and online, police said.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 25, 2013, 8:22 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Huh, a resident of Bailey Park
on Aug 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

So what happened? Who returned it? This story answers what/where/when but not who.


Posted by Puppy Bowl, a resident of Castro City
on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:29 am

The dog turned itself in.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

Was this dog rescued from a hot car? It sure sounds that way.


Posted by Susan, a resident of Castro City
on Aug 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Villa Street is mostly tree-lined. Glad the puppy is safe and back at home.


Posted by Wha?, a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

So it was stolen, but it was OK it was stolen. Interesting take on crime.If I steal a car, drive it around then get scared when I see reported stolen, can I turn it in without incident? Can we please get some details. I'm beginning to think a cop took it all along.


Posted by Krys, a resident of another community
on Aug 28, 2013 at 2:16 pm

When dogs are in cars, it does not matter if the car is under a tree or if the windows are down. Temperatures in cars can rise in a matter of minutes... An outside temperature of 78 degrees can rise to a temperature of 120 degrees in just half an hour! I myself am an owner of a 70 lb Lab and yes, I have done my research and that is a fact and not some made up piece of info.

Maybe, just maybe, someone saw the dog in the car and took the dog in an effort to save it. Am I saying that stealing is right? No I am not. But in the future, if anyone sees a dog in a hot car, note the info of the car, alert the management of the business, call animal control or the police, and stay with the dog until help arrives.


Posted by Mountain View Police Department, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Thank you for the post and comments!

In reply to: Huh, a resident of Bailey Park on Aug 26, 2013 at 9:39 am
So what happened? Who returned it? This story answers what/where/when but not who.
>>MVPD: You can read the original post on our Facebook page here: Web Link. This case is still under investigation and as such, we don't generally release names of people involved in them. We'll keep the public posted if anything changes.

In reply to: Wha?, a resident of Monta Loma on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:25 am
So it was stolen, but it was OK it was stolen. Interesting take on crime.If I steal a car, drive it around then get scared when I see reported stolen, can I turn it in without incident? Can we please get some details. I'm beginning to think a cop took it all along.
>>MVPD: This case is still under investigation, so we don't release all details =) Rest assured, we took care to talk to the individual who returned the puppy.

In reply to: Krys, a resident of another community 1 hour ago
When dogs are in cars, it does not matter if the car is under a tree or if the windows are down. Temperatures in cars can rise in a matter of minutes... An outside temperature of 78 degrees can rise to a temperature of 120 degrees in just half an hour! I myself am an owner of a 70 lb Lab and yes, I have done my research and that is a fact and not some made up piece of info.

Maybe, just maybe, someone saw the dog in the car and took the dog in an effort to save it. Am I saying that stealing is right? No I am not. But in the future, if anyone sees a dog in a hot car, note the info of the car, alert the management of the business, call animal control or the police, and stay with the dog until help arrives.
>>MVPD: We are always happy to respond to an animal in distress. Contact us at 650-903-6395, or send us an anonymous tip to: 274637. Be sure to include "mvtips" in the body of your text along with your message!


Posted by Sparty, a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm

The victim knew the responding officer.

I hope MVPD will also contact the media and give the same amount of publicity if anyone else happens to have their dog stolen.


Posted by Mountain View Police Department, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:37 am

In reply to: Sparty, a resident of Shoreline West 13 hours ago
The victim knew the responding officer.

I hope MVPD will also contact the media and give the same amount of publicity if anyone else happens to have their dog stolen.

>>MVPD: Sparty, the actual responding officer of the initial call does not know the the owner(s) of the puppy =) One of the beauties of having our own platform from which to speak is that we no longer have to contact media to get our messaging out. Media often pics up our stories as a result of what they see on one of our social channels: Web Link. This doesn't include other platforms like Nextdoor and various other neighborhood watch groups we belong to.

If you haven't already, we strongly encourage you to participate and/or join one of our social platforms! It's a great way to stay up-to-date on all of the stories we cover. And, if you ever want to come in to the department for a tour, or to say "hi", you are always welcome! Give us a call at 650-903-6344.


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