Two individuals who had been allegedly liable for the theft of a canine from a Long Island neighborhood late final 12 months have been arrested.
Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk SPCA mentioned that the canine “Bella” had gone lacking from her yard on Elm Avenue in Ronkonkoma on Dec. 18, 2019.
An preliminary nameless tip was on condition that an unknown jogger had picked up Bella however this was discovered to be unfaithful, Gross mentioned.
After an investigation, an SPCA Detective positioned “Bella” and returned her to her household simply minutes earlier than midnight on Christmas Eve, 2019.
Gross mentioned that the SCSPCA continued to construct a case “leaving no stone unturned and developed the evidence necessary to arrest the suspects.”
On Friday, Sept. four, James M. Zweidinger, 37, Massapequa Park, and his girlfriend, Crystal J. Fass, 35, of the identical deal with, had been charged with larceny.
Both are scheduled to return to First District Court, Central Islip on Thursday, Sept. 24.
Gross praised the work of the SCSPCA detectives “for locating the dog and returning her to her family and then continuing the investigation until those responsible were located and brought to justice.”
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