Two Toronto teens surrender in missing dog case
Published Thursday, February 21, 2008 2:35PM EST
Two youths wanted in connection with the alleged theft of a dog have turned themselves in to Toronto police.
A boy and girl, both 15, surrendered on Thursday afternoon at 53 Division. Each has been charged with theft under $5,000 and possession under $5,000.
The boy is additionally charged with failing to comply with his probation. He is to appear in court on Friday, while the girl is to appear in court on March 20.
A day earlier, police announced two men had been charged in connection with the theft of Huckleberry, a chocolate-coloured Labrador.
The pet been taken while tied up outside a bakery on Saturday morning. The dog's owner, Bert Clark, paid a $15,000 reward for Huckleberry's safe return.
Witnesses reported seeing two teens petting the dog right before it went missing.
One of the adults accused is 54-year-old Richard Cassibo, who returned the missing dog on Sunday night. He and his friend Andrew Footit, 31, are each charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, corruptly taking a reward for the recovery of goods, possession of property obtained by crime and attempted fraud.
Cassibo, who was also charged with public mischief, was released from jail on Wednesday on $4,000 bail. Footit was to appear in court again on Thursday.
Police said Clark has received his money back.