Stolen Puppy Found/Thief Arrested 10-18-13 06:00 av
A puppy that was stolen Tuesday from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter has been recovered, and the thief who stole him has been arrested. The 2-month old black Pit Bull named Boots, was spotted yesterday inside the PetSmart on River Street, after a man tried to get medical treatment for the dog. Staff members called Police after recognizing Boots. The man and the puppy were found at the Santa Cruz Homeless Services Center around 3 p.m, when authorities seized the puppy. Police arrested 18-year old Daniel Anthony Sciucchetti on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property.