Phoenix PD: Dog owner tracks down stolen dog

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 01:09:45-05

PHOENIX — A Valley woman is credited with tracking down her stolen dog for sale on the internet and alerting police, according to court paperwork.

Phoenix police report that on December 27, a woman called them saying she had found her stolen dog listed online. Police say the dog was taken two weeks earlier from her home near 32nd Street and Thomas Road.

The woman had reportedly found her dog for sale for $500 on Police say the picture in the ad matched photos provided by the victim, and the ad first appeared the same day the woman's dog was stolen.

Police tracked the advertisement to Harrilynn Anthony Upshaw, 32, and located her at her home near 21st Avenue and Indian School Road. Police say the dog was found in her apartment.

Upshaw allegedly said her son found the dog, but she made no attempt to contact the dog's owner.

She has been charged with theft and trafficking in stolen property.