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Four charged in theft of pit bull puppies

May 21, 2001

Four charged in theft of pit bull puppies



By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer


Four people have been charged in connection with the theft of six pit bull puppies from the Humane Society of Washington County, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Charged are Ali Abdul Malik Sr., of 105 East Washington St., Charles Hollis Langley Jr., of 962 Security Road, Jody Lynn Teeter of 962B Security Road and Krista Lynn Bridendolph of Lot 21 Antietam Village, police said.

Malik was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, theft under $500, theft over $500, two counts of malicious destruction of property under $500, theft scheme over $500, removing quarantine animals and hiding an animal suspected of rabies, deputies said.

Langley, Teeter and Bridendolph were each charged with theft under $500, deputies said.

The puppies and a pregnant mixed pit bull were stolen from the animal shelter in separate burglaries on March 30 and April 12.

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One of the dogs was given to a person who recognized the dog from a newspaper article and returned it to the shelter. One of the dogs was picked up by a deputy and another was picked up by a shelter employee as a stray.

Friday night, deputies reported a pit bill and eight of her puppies had been recovered, although a press release did not indicate how.

In police documents, deputies indicated one of the puppies was sold April 25 at the corner of Franklin and Mulberry streets in Hagerstown for $125.

The investigator in the case was not available for comment.

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