Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-523

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 15, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Juveniles Steal Dog From Animal Services

    Deputies recover stolen puppy.
    • Tuesday
    • October 13, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center
    • 440 North Falkenburg Road

    Arrested:


    Kelton Tanner
    DOB: 11-8-97

    Charges:

    • Burglary of an occupied structure
    • Petit Theft

    Arrested:


    Zackery Tallent
    DOB: 12-17-99
    4252 Sabal Park Drive
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • Burglary of an occupied structure
    • Felony Petit Theft

    Details:

    On October 13, 2015, two juveniles entered the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center located at 440 North Falkenburg Road and removed a shepherd mix puppy from its cage and fled undetected. The puppy was discovered missing and Pet Resource Center staff reviewed the surveillance footage and observed the juveniles stealing the puppy. The Sheriff's Office was contacted and began the investigation. Based on the deputies investigation they were able to identify both suspects and both juveniles were arrested on the evening of October 14, 2015 and the stolen puppy was recovered.

    The puppy made its way into one of the deputy's hearts and that deputy is intending on adopting the puppy and giving it a forever home.
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