Dog Owner Charged With Breaking Into Pound

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man faces several felony charges after being arrested inside a dog pound where his Italian greyhound had spent the weekend.

The Hartford Courant reports  that Walther Scovish had the dog, Missy, taken from him on Sept. 3 after Scovish was pulled over and charged with possession of heroin.

Police told him he could get Missy back when the West Hartford pound opened for business on Tuesday.

Police say they found Scovish inside the pound just before 6 a.m. on Monday after an alarm went off. Police say Scovish told them his dog had special needs.

Scovish was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, larceny, and attempted larceny. He was being held Tuesday in lieu of $150,000 bond. Missy remains at the pound.
Information from: The Hartford Courant,

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