Woman Arrested for Trying to Steal Her Dog

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: July 16, 2013

Local police arrested and charged a 24-year-old Vancouver woman for trying to steal her own dog from Squamish dog pound on Government Road on Tuesday, July 9.

On Tuesday evening, around 7:30 p.m., police responded to a call of break and enter at the dog pound, where someone had observed a female climbing the fence and trying to break into the building.

On questioning, the woman revealed she was trying to steal her own dog, which she had left in her vehicle on a recent hot day.

She told the police she wanted to get her dog back, and finally hatched a plan to steal it from the dog pound.

She tried for some time, until someone called 911.

Seven Vehicles Targeted on Plateau Dr.

Police also received numerous reports of vehicles being broken into overnight in the last one week.

In Plateau Dr. alone, seven vehicles were targeted.

In one case, black Dell laptop contained in a black nylon case and a black 8 gig IPod Touch was stolen.

From six other vehicles, $1,750.00 worth of fishing tackle was taken, while a cheque book and sunglasses were taken from other car break ins.

Three more vehicles, a Dodge Ram pickup, a Dodge Caravan, and a Ford Taurus, were targeted.  

Police are examining video surveillance in the area at the time of the incident in an attempt to identify the suspect(s) involved.

On Balsam Way, two vehicles were targeted by thieves and stolen were three pairs of sunglasses, a floater jacket, a Garmin GPS and a Sirius Satellite radio unit.

An insecure vehicle was targeted on Cherry Dr.

Two More Bike Thefts

On Thursday, police received a report of a mountain bike being stolen from a vehicle’s bike rack while parked at Magee Rd.

The bike was a white and red coloured men’s 9 speed, DeVinci Wilson XP 2011 downhill valued at approx. $1000.

On July 10, police also received a report of a mountain bike being stolen from behind an apartment complex on Glenalder Pl. over night.

The bike may have been left insecure, police believes.

The bike was a maroon coloured, 1987-89 handmade bike with “Brodie Sovereign” written in white broken lettering on the frame, with one black front fork and Shimano pedals.

The bike was valued at approx. $2500.


  1. MichaelL65 says:

    Hopefully this stupid woman will now face charges for breaking and entering and animal cruelty for leaving her dog locked in a hot car. I have absolutely no sympathy for idiots like this. In a perfect world she would be banned from owning a dog for life.