Arrests made after dog theft but six puppies remain missing

One of the puppies returned to its owner yesterday

One of the puppies returned to its owner yesterday

First published in News

TWO adult males have been arrested after a number of puppies were stolen in a burglary in Swindon.

The burglary took place at a house in Percy Street, Rodbourne, on Monday, January 13.

Nine puppies were stolen between 8.30am and 10.30am and are described as Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Collie crossbreeds.

Two puppies were subsequently found and returned to the victim on Tuesday, January 14.

Yesterday Wiltshire police arrested two men on suspicion of burglary, both of whom remain in police custody at this time.

Following one arrest, a puppy was recovered at an address in West Swindon and has been returned to her mother where she is making a good recovery.

Police have now searched a number of addresses in relation to the puppies, six of which are still missing.

These puppies are too young to have been removed from the care of their mother, and police have concerns about their welfare if they are not found and returned to their mother urgently.

Detective Sergeant Gemma Vinton said “Whilst I am pleased that we have located another puppy, I am concerned that six remain apart from their mother.

"It is imperative that the puppies are found, returned to their mother urgently and appropriate veterinary care can be sought.

"I would urge anyone with any information to contact us immediately."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Swindon Priority Crime Team at Wiltshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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12:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ShutUpNowPlease says...

Lets just hope they are returned safe and well.
Lets just hope they are returned safe and well. ShutUpNowPlease
  • Score: 4

1:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

So more of a dog burglar than a cat burglar then?

But yes seriously lets hope they are all found safe and well.
So more of a dog burglar than a cat burglar then? But yes seriously lets hope they are all found safe and well. house on the hill
  • Score: 3

1:50pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.
That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then. ChannelX
  • Score: 7

2:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

ChannelX wrote:
That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.
I'm not so sure. 'you know who' appears to be a dog-lover:
http://goo.gl/pxIiBi
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.[/p][/quote]I'm not so sure. 'you know who' appears to be a dog-lover: http://goo.gl/pxIiBi Hmmmf
  • Score: 2

2:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Hmmmf wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.
I'm not so sure. 'you know who' appears to be a dog-lover:
http://goo.gl/pxIiBi
Jesus wept.

Can NOTHING be done about this menace?

It also looks as though the dog owning criminal has a long and illustrious history of making fools of Swindon's judiciary... this one's a classic:

goo.gl/ZgeJNF

Suspended sentence after suspended sentence. No wonder he now knows he can do whatever he likes.

Do our judges REALLY not realise how utterly ridiculous these criminals make them look?
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.[/p][/quote]I'm not so sure. 'you know who' appears to be a dog-lover: http://goo.gl/pxIiBi[/p][/quote]Jesus wept. Can NOTHING be done about this menace? It also looks as though the dog owning criminal has a long and illustrious history of making fools of Swindon's judiciary... this one's a classic: goo.gl/ZgeJNF Suspended sentence after suspended sentence. No wonder he now knows he can do whatever he likes. Do our judges REALLY not realise how utterly ridiculous these criminals make them look? ChannelX
  • Score: 8

10:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Phantom Poster says...

ChannelX wrote:
Hmmmf wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.
I'm not so sure. 'you know who' appears to be a dog-lover:
http://goo.gl/pxIiBi
Jesus wept.

Can NOTHING be done about this menace?

It also looks as though the dog owning criminal has a long and illustrious history of making fools of Swindon's judiciary... this one's a classic:

goo.gl/ZgeJNF

Suspended sentence after suspended sentence. No wonder he now knows he can do whatever he likes.

Do our judges REALLY not realise how utterly ridiculous these criminals make them look?
This is an article regarding the theft of dogs.So you picked up on the "Hmmmf" reference, because you thought it suited your biased agenda: http://goo.gl/pxIiBi If you look at it, the defence brought up the mitigation regarding the dog and so the Adver reported it, But there was no reference to this in the sentencing. It's just a red herring to get headlines. How naiive are you? I suspect a lot - if it suits you!

As regards your link goo.gl/ZgeJNF - that's just a weird family Jeremy Kyle type issue - yuk - I'm glad the courts don't waste time on it!
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.[/p][/quote]I'm not so sure. 'you know who' appears to be a dog-lover: http://goo.gl/pxIiBi[/p][/quote]Jesus wept. Can NOTHING be done about this menace? It also looks as though the dog owning criminal has a long and illustrious history of making fools of Swindon's judiciary... this one's a classic: goo.gl/ZgeJNF Suspended sentence after suspended sentence. No wonder he now knows he can do whatever he likes. Do our judges REALLY not realise how utterly ridiculous these criminals make them look?[/p][/quote]This is an article regarding the theft of dogs.So you picked up on the "Hmmmf" reference, because you thought it suited your biased agenda: http://goo.gl/pxIiBi If you look at it, the defence brought up the mitigation regarding the dog and so the Adver reported it, But there was no reference to this in the sentencing. It's just a red herring to get headlines. How naiive are you? I suspect a lot - if it suits you! As regards your link goo.gl/ZgeJNF - that's just a weird family Jeremy Kyle type issue - yuk - I'm glad the courts don't waste time on it! Phantom Poster
  • Score: -3

9:00am Fri 17 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Hmmmf wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.
I'm not so sure. 'you know who' appears to be a dog-lover:
http://goo.gl/pxIiBi
Jesus wept.

Can NOTHING be done about this menace?

It also looks as though the dog owning criminal has a long and illustrious history of making fools of Swindon's judiciary... this one's a classic:

goo.gl/ZgeJNF

Suspended sentence after suspended sentence. No wonder he now knows he can do whatever he likes.

Do our judges REALLY not realise how utterly ridiculous these criminals make them look?
This is an article regarding the theft of dogs.So you picked up on the "Hmmmf" reference, because you thought it suited your biased agenda: http://goo.gl/pxIiBi If you look at it, the defence brought up the mitigation regarding the dog and so the Adver reported it, But there was no reference to this in the sentencing. It's just a red herring to get headlines. How naiive are you? I suspect a lot - if it suits you!

As regards your link goo.gl/ZgeJNF - that's just a weird family Jeremy Kyle type issue - yuk - I'm glad the courts don't waste time on it!
But it did go to court and they did waste time on it (as it was actually a serious criminal offence, but don't let that get in the way of your rant).

Yes, the Adver correctly reported the defence team using the fact this criminal had a dog as a means to help secure a lenient sentence.

As it was, the judge let the criminal stroll free from court, as usual, in any case.

Not sure what your slightly incoherent point is even attempting to be in that rambling nonsense above.
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: That's a couple more criminals who'll be allowed to walk free from Swindon Crown Court by 'you know who' then.[/p][/quote]I'm not so sure. 'you know who' appears to be a dog-lover: http://goo.gl/pxIiBi[/p][/quote]Jesus wept. Can NOTHING be done about this menace? It also looks as though the dog owning criminal has a long and illustrious history of making fools of Swindon's judiciary... this one's a classic: goo.gl/ZgeJNF Suspended sentence after suspended sentence. No wonder he now knows he can do whatever he likes. Do our judges REALLY not realise how utterly ridiculous these criminals make them look?[/p][/quote]This is an article regarding the theft of dogs.So you picked up on the "Hmmmf" reference, because you thought it suited your biased agenda: http://goo.gl/pxIiBi If you look at it, the defence brought up the mitigation regarding the dog and so the Adver reported it, But there was no reference to this in the sentencing. It's just a red herring to get headlines. How naiive are you? I suspect a lot - if it suits you! As regards your link goo.gl/ZgeJNF - that's just a weird family Jeremy Kyle type issue - yuk - I'm glad the courts don't waste time on it![/p][/quote]But it did go to court and they did waste time on it (as it was actually a serious criminal offence, but don't let that get in the way of your rant). Yes, the Adver correctly reported the defence team using the fact this criminal had a dog as a means to help secure a lenient sentence. As it was, the judge let the criminal stroll free from court, as usual, in any case. Not sure what your slightly incoherent point is even attempting to be in that rambling nonsense above. ChannelX
  • Score: 2

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