June 20, 2018
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Veazie woman pleads for stolen puppy’s return, no questions asked

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

VEAZIE, Maine — A 21-year-old Veazie woman is asking police and the public for help finding her stolen 10-week-old puppy.

“My boyfriend gave him to me as an early Christmas present,” former Bangor resident Chelsea Arbour, 21, said Saturday.

Loki, a pit bull-chocolate Lab mix with a distinctive freckled nose and a black patch on his right eye, has been missing from the room she rents at Greystone Trailer Park since early Christmas Eve morning. Loki, she said, is named after the Norse god of mischief.

“He usually would run around [the mobile home], destroy whatever he could find. But he was always there. He always made a mess and I was just excited to get home to him. I found his mess but he wasn’t there,” she said. “I just let him run free through the house. He’s not gated or anything.”

Arbour, a child psychology major at the University of Maine who is graduating next spring, said Saturday that she discovered Loki was missing after returning from her job as a waitress. Also missing were her computer, computer equipment and her camera as well as her black winter jacket.

“When I got home I said, ‘Loki, Loki.’ He was nowhere to be found. I looked outside, I looked everywhere in the closets. My house looked slightly ransacked as well. I asked the neighbors I they had seen anything and they said no,” Arbour said..

“Things that were missing besides my dog — my computer and my camera and my Internet box — but I was mostly concerned about my puppy because he’s 10 weeks old and I just got him a few days prior.”

Arbour said she doesn’t care about the electronics. She just wants her puppy back.

“I would be happy if he was just returned to a shelter somewhere. I won’t ask any questions. Granted I had other things taken from my house; I would just be absolutely thrilled to have my puppy back. Material things come and go, but he’s very special,” she said.

Arbour said that she’s been staying with friends since the incident.

“I haven’t stayed there because I feel really uncomfortable,” she said.

Arbour said she reported the incident to the Veazie Police Department.

Veazie Police Chief Mark Leonard confirmed Saturday that his department is investigating the puppy’s disappearance. So far, Loki has not been located and no one has been charged, he said.

Anyone who has information about Loki or his whereabouts should call Officer Kevin Sirois of the Veazie Police Department at 947-2358.

Correction: An earlier version of this story erroneously asked those with information to call Veazie Police Officer Brian Sirois.

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