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Stolen puppy returned to Veazie woman

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Chelsea Arbour holds her cellphone with a picture of her puppy Loki on it during an interview in Bangor on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

VEAZIE, Maine — The 21-year-old local woman who was the victim of a burglary last month has been reunited with her stolen puppy, Veazie Police Chief Mark Leonard confirmed Tuesday.

Loki, a pit bull-chocolate Lab mix with a distinctive freckled nose and a black patch on his right eye, was reported stolen by his owner, Chelsea Arbour, shortly after he disappeared early Christmas morning from the room she had been renting at Greystone Trailer Park.

Named after the Norse god of mischief, the pooch was an early Christmas present from Arbour’s boyfriend, the 21-year-old former Bangor resident said in a Dec. 29 interview with the Bangor Daily News.

In the interview, Arbour pleaded for the public and police to help in finding Loki.

Leonard said Tuesday that the puppy was returned to Arbour several days after the newspaper published a news story about the missing dog, along with photos and a video of Arbour and Loki.

He said the puppy had been abandoned in Bangor, where the animal control officer picked him up and took him to the Bangor Humane Society, which facilitated the reunion.

Arbour could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

A child psychology major at the University of Maine who is on track to graduate this spring, Arbour said last month 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. Arbour said she didn’t care about the electronics. She just wanted her puppy back.

“I would be happy if he was just returned to a shelter somewhere,” she said at the time. “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.”

Leonard said Tuesday that the electronics have not been recovered.

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