Teen With Dog Tattoo Steals Puppy From Tamarac Home

 

By Kevin Deutsch

A teen is facing multiple felony charges after breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s Tamarac home and stealing his three-month-old puppy, court records show.

Beatriz Valencia, 19, who has a dog tattoo on her right arm, broke into the residence through a rear bedroom window on March 23 and swiped the puppy, an American Bulldog worth $1,500, according to an arrest affidavit.

The West Palm Beach resident was arrested on Northwest 70th Terrace in Tamarac a short time later, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Valencia is charged with grand theft and burglary of an occupied dwelling.

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She was released from the Broward Main Jail on a $6,000 bond, records show.

Court records did not provide additional details about the stolen puppy, including whether it was returned to its owner.

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Kevin Deutsch
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Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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