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Dog, Car Stolen In West Roxbury Found; 2 Arrested

HAVERHILL (CBS) - A small white dog that was inside a car stolen Thursday afternoon in West Roxbury has been found safe and returned to his owner.

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Pooh was reportedly stolen while in a car in West Roxbury. (Courtesy photo)

Iris Sonnenschein, the dog's owner, told WBZ that Pooh, a combination Shih Tzu-poodle, was found on Saturday.

She says Animal Care and Control Animal Shelter in Roslindale called her between 2:30 and 3 p.m. after a Boston man dropped off a dog that matched Pooh's description.

After picking up the dog, Sonnenschein got him a new leash and collar.

Sonnenschein says she is thankful for the help she received finding her beloved dog.

Erika, a dog walker, told WBZ that her Subaru was stolen with Pooh sleeping inside while she tended to another dog inside a West Roxbury home.

Stolen Car And Dog
A 2011 Subaru Outback that was stolen Thursday afternoon in West Roxbury. (Courtesy photo)

Haverhill police were called to Pecker Street at about 6:50 a.m. Saturday. Detective Captain Robert Pistone says that an unidentified person who saw on the news that a 2011 Subaru was reported stolen from Boston with a dog in it and that it was possibly parked on that street.

Officers found a man and woman sleeping in a parked gray 2011 Subaru Outback with Massachusetts license plates in front of a Pecker Street home. After learning the car was stolen, they were arrested.

However, the dog was not inside the car at the time of the arrest.

Matthew Bradley, a 23-year-old homeless man, was charged with possession of a class A and B drugs with intent to distribute and receiving a stolen vehicle.

Kristina Cosgrove, 19, of Dedham, was charged with possession of a class D drug with intent to distribute, receiving a stolen vehicle and receiving stolen property (checks).

Bradley and Cosgrove were held without bail.

They will be arraigned Monday at Haverhill District Court.

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