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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Stolen Dog Recovered in Sidney: Two Women Arrested on Colorado Charges


April 15, 2020

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office arrested two women in Sidney April 9 following the theft of a dog from a Logan County, Colorado residence.

On Feb. 29, the Logan County (Colorado) Sheriff's Office (LCSO) received a report of a burglary near Sterling. The report indicated a black and brown heeler was stolen from the residence. The dog had been recently adopted from the Logan County Humane Society and chipped prior to adoption.

LCSO investigators were in constant contact with the owner, who provided leads in the investigation. Information lead investigators to believe the dog was in Sidney. LCSO officers contacted the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office who then conducted surveillance on the residence while warrants were being obtained for Christy Pinatelli, 24, and Amy Ortega (43).

The dog was observed at the residence in Sidney on April 9. Cheyenne County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at the residence where they recovered the stolen heeler. Ownership of the dog was proven with the chip that was inserted in the dog was it was adopted.

Pinatelli and Ortega was also held on Logan County (Colorado) District Court charges of Second Degree Burglary (Class 3 Felony) , Second Degree Criminal Trespass of a Motor Vehicle (Class 1 Misdemeanor) and Theft From a Building (Class 3 Misdemeanor).


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