Cat Taken during Burglary Located

On 1-22-23, Shelton Police took a report of a burglary from a hotel room. There were
no apparent signs of forced entry to the room. Several items were reported missing
including the victim’s hairless cat Princess.

Detectives conducted a thorough investigation which resulted in the arrest of 20-year-old Zyair Lopez and 24-year-old Toni Douglas-Alves in February. They were charged
with Burglary 3 rd Degree, Larceny 3 rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3 rd Degree, and Conspiracy to commit Larceny 3 rd Degree. However, detectives were unable to locate
the cat.

This week detectives received a call from a female in Massachusetts. The female
stated that she bought a hairless cat a few months ago in Bridgeport. She learned the cat
may have been the animal stolen from Shelton in January. Detectives met with the female
today (5-20-23) and she turned over the cat after confirming it was the stolen animal. The
cat will be reunited with the victim later today. Detectives are still investigating the
circumstances regarding the sale of the stolen cat.

“We appreciate the integrity of the female who purchased the cat for $1,300 and
notified the police once she learned the cat was stolen so the animal could go back to the
rightful owner.”

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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