Stolen CCTV camera and puppies lead to arrest – METRO

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An out of town family called the police because an elderly woman stole their security camera from their porch.

Monday, August 8, 2022, 8:53 p.m. CDT

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Catherine Salazar

Catherine Salazar

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) – An out-of-town family called the police because an elderly woman stole their security camera from their porch.

The owners told police they saw someone take their CCTV camera and put it in a bag of Lays potato chips.

Officers confirmed the woman in question was 70-year-old Catherine Salazar.

Court documents say officers attended the stolen camera’s home when they saw Salazar walking away.

The police attempted to carry out a traffic stop, but Salazar did not comply and fled from the police.

This led to the agents installing a strip of spikes which resulted in Salazar stopping short of coming into contact with the spikes.

When police approached Salazar in her vehicle, they noticed she had a female mastiff in the front seat that was showing signs of puppies.

The investigation shows that the female mastiff had been stolen from another woman in the region the same morning.

Officers noticed a mastiff puppy trapped between the driver’s seat and a dog crate.

This led to the airflow to the pup being suspended and resulted in the death of the pup.

At that time, officers searched the vehicle and found marijuana and a pipe in Salazar’s vehicle.

During the search they discovered that she had stolen a total of 10 puppies from the same mastiff litter.

Salazar was arrested on 12 counts of theft by unlawful taking, two counts of animal abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bond is set at $46,500.

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