Crime and Justice

3 puppies reported stolen from Coventry home

Three six-week-old German shepherd/coonhound puppies were reportedly stolen in Coventry. One is still missing. Courtesy photo

Vermont State Police responded to a call Monday afternoon reporting that three puppies had been stolen in Coventry, and a Newport Center resident has been charged with larceny in the case.

According to a police press release, Daniel Rich, 48, and Jennifer Rhodes, 52, both of Coventry, notified authorities that three six-week-old puppies were stolen on July 25 from an outside enclosure at a residence on Nebelski Road.

Police later located two of the puppies — described by police as German shepherd/coonhound mixed breed — at a property on Route 105 in Newport Center, police said. As a result of the investigation, police charged Tamieka Demo, 20, of Newport Center with larceny in connection with the case. Demo is due to appear in Orleans County court on Sept. 20.

One puppy remains missing, and police are encouraging anyone with information to call the Vermont State Police barracks in Derby.

Rich and Rhodes could not be reached for comment. Vermont State Police spokesperson Adam Silverman said he did not have additional details on the case.

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Lia Chien

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Lia Chien is a student at American University in Washington, where she is majoring in journalism and working on the student newspaper, the Eagle. A resident of Bolton, she also was the editor of the Profile at Mount Mansfield Union High school and comes to VTDigger as a Dow Jones News Fund intern.

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