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Friday, September 11, 2015

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Puppy Taken During a Residential Burglary NR15306aj

Update

Studio City: The Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Division detectives are still in need of the public's help in identifying a residential burglary suspect(s).

Over the course of an eight month investigation, North Hollywood detectives investigated hundreds of clues, tips, leads, and possible locations for Major Ralph provided by the public.
On May 23, 2016, North Hollywood detectives received an anonymous phone call indicating where Major Ralph was being kept. The following day, North Hollywood detectives located Major Ralph and verified his identity via microchip with the assistance of the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority.

The Los Angeles Police Department and Major Ralph's owners would like to thank all citizens of Los Angeles who supplied information to law enforcement that led to the recovery of Major Ralph.


Studio City:
The Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Division detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a residential burglary suspect(s).

On September 4, 2015, around 11:45 a.m., the suspect(s) broke into the victim's residence on Wrightwood Drive by smashing a window and took the victim's property including a six month old crème colored French bulldog puppy named "Major Ralph". The suspect's vehicle was captured on surveillance camera.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black 2008-2014 GMC Yukon Denali with "Simi Valley Buick GMC" paper plates and license plate frame.




"Major Ralph"

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Joseph Hampton or Detective Noah Stone, North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives at 818-754-8381 or 818-754-8377. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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