By: Leah Uko
OMAHA (KPTM) – First someone stole their oldest Siberian Husky puppy, then dropped it off on a street corner. This Omaha couple said they had to pay the pound more than $100 to get it back.
A few days later, their other puppy was stolen.
This all happened on February 9th.
Armando and Rhonda Ozuna were upset that Omaha police called them two months after they reported their pet missing.
"The people don't trust in the police anymore," Ozuna said. "You pay taxes for nothing. You pay high taxes on your house so can they can protect your house."
Ozuna said he saw a guy reach over his backyard fence to grab the five-week-old Husky, whose name is "Squealer".
"He got in the—footprints right there, right here. Big foot!"
Ozuna told the police the person he thought did was a male who lives in the same south Omaha neighborhood. He gave police the male's nickname, but did not know his real name or address.
FOX 42 News does not release the names of anyone being accused of a crime if police have not confirmed the person is a suspect.
The couple said they walked over to a house they thought the male lived in.
"They said, ‘he no live here, he no live here'."
Officer Michael Pecha said when property thefts are reported with no suspect name or address; the incident does not require immediate action from an officer on the scene.
The report does get assigned to a detective.
Pecha stressed that if the couple, and anyone else who has filed a theft report, feels they were not contacted in an "appropriate" manner, to always call Omaha Police Department at (402) 444-STOP.
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