A dog was retrieved and rescued in a Kennewick residential robbery over the weekend.

What kind of dastardly thief steals a dog in a robbery? It happened over the weekend according to the Kennewick Police. KPD filed a report concerning the theft.

Here are the details of the dog-napping:

Kennewick Police night shift officers responded to a residential burglary on 7/9/21 that occurred in the area of W Kennewick Ave and N Waverly Pl. The investigation led to a probable cause arrest of 36-year-old Kyle Maplethorpe.

It was alleged that he broke into the residence and stole personal items of a female resident to include furniture and her lab mix dog.

Officers continued investigating this case and on 07/11/2021 our day shift received valid information concerning his whereabouts in the 7800 block of W Quinault Ave.

Maplethorpe was taken into custody and booked into the Benton County Jail for Residential Burglary.

A search warrant was also obtained for the location and personal property (most importantly the dog) was recovered and returned to the owner.

The good news is that the dog was returned unharmed along with other property. You can check out more details about the arrest and recovery here.

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