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The Latest: Woman suspected of stealing dog arrested

August 1, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a dog stolen from a dying man in Colorado: (all times local):

11 a.m.

A woman suspected of stealing a dog from a man who suffered a seizure in a Colorado convenience store and later died has been arrested on unrelated charges.

Police in Longmont say officers found 30-year-old Melody Mellon and arrested her Thursday after her ex-boyfriend’s mother told police she suspected her of stealing her truck. Police found Mellon in the truck and also identified her as the person suspected of taking the dog on Tuesday as paramedics tried to save his owner, 59-year-old Robert Corbey.

Mellon was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, assault and resisting arrest for allegedly kicking officers. She was also being held in jail on previous arrest warrants and given a municipal ticket for allegedly stealing the dog.

It’s not clear if she has a lawyer.

The dog, named Sampson, was found Wednesday after Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur spotted him being walked by two people. They said a woman had given the dog to them.

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8:38 a.m.

Police have recovered a dog that was stolen from a man after he collapsed in a Colorado convenience store and later died.

The Daily Camera reports Longmont Deputy Chief Jeff Satur found the small dog named Sampson while investigating a tip on the pet’s location Wednesday.

Police say 59-year-old Robert Corbey walked Sampson to a 7-Eleven and suffered a seizure and fell Tuesday. He later died at a hospital.

Police say a woman snatched the dog while first responders were attending to Corbey inside the store.

Sampson was found being walked by two people. They told police that the woman had given them Sampson.

Satur says police are working to determine the woman’s identity and if they will pursue charges.

Sampson has been returned to Corbey’s family.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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