L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Burglars steal pet Yorkshire terrier, owner heartbroken

Sophie

Michelle Reiter lost $4,000 in cash, a 32-inch TV and a laptop computer when her Glendale home was burglarized May 7. But also stolen that day was something far more valuable — her 11-year-old teacup Yorkshire terrier, Sophie.

Since that time she has been frantically searching for Sophie, not only because she’s her greatest love, but because Sophie needs periodic medication for her bowels.

Sophie was reported stolen after burglars entered Reiter’s home between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the 600 block of Beulah Street through a rear bathroom window and ransacked the inside, according to Glendale Police Department reports.

“She is my baby,” said Reiter, who considers the three-pound dog her child because she doesn’t have any kids.



Soon after the burglary, Reiter posted fliers throughout the neighborhood asking for help. She suspects that Sophie is scared and barking due to heightened tension.

Reiter has yet to turn up any leads on her dog’s whereabouts.

“I have no idea who could have done it,” she said.

Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said detectives don’t have any information on the burglary suspect(s).

Detectives have ruled out any connection to a recent spate of residential burglaries in the area, in which of a gang of thieves targeted affluent neighborhoods in Glendale and the Los Angeles region, Lorenz said.

The thieves, made up of South Los Angeles gang members, mostly stole cash, jewelry, electronics and firearms. Dog-napping, Lorenz said, hasn’t been a part of their operation.

ALSO:

San Onofre nuclear plant likely not connected to burning rocks

Solar eclipse 2012: Best time to watch weekend's solar eclipse?

Newport Beach 'femme fatale' gets life sentence in boyfriend's murder

— Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Photo: Sophie was reported stolen after a residential burglary in Glendale. Credit: Michelle Reiter / May 18, 2012.

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: