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Date: 10/7/2013
Time: 4 p.m.

Officers’ investigation and suspect arrest reunite family with stolen dog

A family was recently reunited with their puppy, who was taken during a burglary of their home more than four months ago. The English bulldog’s family came to the police station to pick up the puppy Thursday night and spent this past weekend re-introducing the dog – Maggie – to her home.

While working an enforcement operation last week aimed at reducing property crime, an observant Arlington Police Officer saw a vehicle that matched the description of one used in a residential burglary a couple of months ago. The driver, later identified as Reginald McGregor, was stopped for traffic violations. He did not have a valid drivers license, insurance and was in possession of a controlled substance. An inventory of the vehicle before it was towed resulted in the discovery of two iPad tablets, which were identified as stolen property. A search of McGregor’s home that same night led to the recovery of stolen weapons, televisions, computers, jewelry, coins and a stolen English bulldog puppy named Maggie.  

The 8-month-old dog had been taken during a burglary four months ago. However, when Detectives Jennifer Rodriguez and Julia Vecchioni re-introduced Maggie to her owner last week, she went to him immediately. The owner and his teenage son were ecstatic to have Maggie back and spent the weekend getting reunited.

Maggie, her owner, Detectives Rodriguez and Detective Vecchioni will be available in the Arlington Police Department Media Office tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 8) at 11 a.m. to speak about the emotional reunion. Attached is a mugshot of McGregor, who remains in the Arlington City Jail.

Report# 130054638

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Burglary suspect PICTURE
Reginald McGregor

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