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Stolen Puppy Returned Safely to Store

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This puppy, which was stolen last week from Salisbury Super Pet, was returned to the store Thursday. This puppy, which was stolen last week from Salisbury Super Pet, was returned to the store Thursday.
Salisbury police, are looking for 28-year-old Joshua Raymond Utz of Glen Burnie, Md. He is accused of stealing the puppy from Salisbury Super Pet. Salisbury police, are looking for 28-year-old Joshua Raymond Utz of Glen Burnie, Md. He is accused of stealing the puppy from Salisbury Super Pet.

SALISBURY, Md.- A 12-week-old Dachshund puppy that was stolen out of its cage at Salisbury Super Pet last Friday was safely returned to the store on Thursday morning.

Salisbury police have identified the man accused of stealing the puppy as 28-year-old Joshua Raymond Utz of Glen Burnie, Md. An arrest warrant is currently outstanding charging Utz with theft.  The entire theft was caught on camera last Friday by video surveillance at the store.

The store owner, Dennis Traum said he received a call Wednesday about the puppy.

"We were hoping he would be back today.  We got a call from the mother of the person who took the dog out of the store, and she said she would be in this morning to return him.  So she did, she kept her word. She brought the puppy back," said Traum.

The safe return of the puppy is great news, especially considering a similar incident that happened at the store last November.

"Yeah, last time we had a puppy stolen, it was over a year ago, and we weren't able to recover the puppy.  So we really appreciate the effort the police put in for us to help us get the puppy back," said Traum.

The puppy was returned in good health and now all he needs is a loving home for the holidays.

Anyone with information on Utz's whereabouts is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3165 or Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776. Crime Solvers will pay up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest.

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