Dog inside allegedly stolen truck reunited with owner: Halton police

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Jenny Yuen

Hudson, a four-month-old Great Pyrenees puppy, was in the backseat when a Toyota Tacoma was taken from a Milton plaza on Friday. The dog was returned to a family member’s home in the Burlington area on Monday evening. Photo by HANDOUT /HALTON REGIONAL POLICE

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Hudson is home.

Who brought him back to his rightful owner remains a mystery. The four-month-old Great Pyrenees puppy was dropped off to the doorstep of the parents of the owner — only identified by her best friend as Jennifer — in Aldershot, a suburb of Burlington, Monday around 7 p.m., three days after Jennifer’s pick-up truck was taken from a Milton plaza parking lot after she left the engine running to pop into a store and buy a bottle of water. Hudson was asleep in the back seat.

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“She knows she made a mistake by running in and getting water, but when you come from a small town, you don’t expect that to happen,” said Erin Glover, who said Jennifer was distraught by the whole ordeal. “She was in there, about seven to eight minutes, tops. This dog was her baby.”

Halton Regional Police said the Toyota Tacoma truck was allegedly stolen Feb.

26 around 9:30 p.m. from the Real Canadian Superstore near Main St. and Thompson Rd. S. in Milton.

Following widely-shared social media posts about the puppy’s disappearance, Hudson was returned, tied to the family’s front porch on Danforth Ave.

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Glover, 44, said they’ve asked investigators to probe whether the theft may have been targeted from someone who knew Jennifer had received a settlement from a car crash three years ago. “Some people knew this, so of course, they wanted to dip their hands into this,” she claims. “They dropped the dog off at her parents’ place and tied it to the door.

I’m one of her best friends and I have trouble remembering where they live.” When asked if police are looking into these claims, Const. Steve Elms said Tuesday he’s unable “to speak to the incident or allegations as the investigation is still ongoing.

We are looking into the totality of the circumstances that lead to this incident, and are mindful as to not jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.”

We are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 2015 black Toyota Tacoma truck that was stolen from Milton with a 4 month old puppy named Hudson inside. The license plate is AY88007. Please contact police if you see this vehicle.>TS pic.twitter.com/GbpeUTz1Nd

— HRPS Milt HHills (@HRPSMiltHH) February 27, 2021

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Glover said Jennifer’s parents reviewed the CCTV footage in front of their home and saw it was a silver vehicle “that was a stolen car from Peel and the licence plate doesn’t match the car, police told us,” she said. “She’s overwhelmed, she’s worried,” said Glover, adding they intend on bringing Hudson to a veterinarian to get checked out as they believe he hasn’t eaten for the three days he was missing. Jennifer received Hudson as a Christmas gift last year from her father, who is terminally-ill, said Glover, “so the puppy was very important to her.

It could be the last gift she’ll ever get from her dad.” Her truck — with the licence plate AY88 007 — still hasn’t been recovered, police said. A suspect or suspects have not been identified.

“I think this is heartless act, no matter what the case is,” said Glover. We apologize, but this video has failed to load.

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“To steal someone’s vehicle that they’ve worked so hard to get. Nowadays, we have to work so hard because everything’s so expensive.

There’s nothing my girl friend has done that she deserves to have her truck and her dog taken.” Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to police at 905-825-4777 ext.

2416, or Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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