Woman accused of stealing Frazer man’s dog while he slept

August 24, 2018

A Shaler Township woman is headed to court after, police say, she entered a man’s home while he slept and stole his dog.

Leisa Kunkle, 58, of Walters Avenue, is charged with a felony count of burglary and related misdemeanor charges.

Frazer Police say in court documents that, on July 2, they were dispatched to a home on Snyder Lane to a report of a burglary.

The homeowner told officers he and Kunkle had known each other for sometime, but that their relationship had become problematic and a judge ordered Kunkle not to contact him. The man told police he had moved to avoid contact with her.

That order did not stop Kunkle from finding the man’s address and entering the home through a side door, according to police. Once inside, Kunkle walked into the living room where the victim was sleeping on a couch, police said.

Police said the victim thought his roommate had entered the room to grab the remote control, but that instead it was Kunkle who walked in. She took about $260 from the victim’s wallet and removed an 18-month old puppy from its crate before leaving the home with the dog and cash in hand, police said.

The victim woke in time to see Kunkle leaving the home with the dog. His roommate told police he had seen Kunkle enter the home.

Frazer police requested the assistance of the Shaler police, who were able to recover the dog at Kunkle’s home and return it unharmed.

Kunkle is free on bond ahead of a formal arraignment scheduled for Sept. 26 in Pittsburgh.

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