June 22, 2021

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Dog stolen from vehicle in Cambridge found; suspect arrested

A dog that was stolen from a vehicle in Cambridge has been reunited with its owner, according to police.Cambridge police announced that the 13-month-old German shorthaired pointer named “Titus” was spotted on Saturday, as well as the man who is accused of taking him.Police say Titus was stolen from a vehicle that was parked in the area of 620 Memorial Drive shortly after 12:30 p.m. Friday.The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Kyle Gariepy, of Boston, broke into the vehicle to take Titus and was then seen walking the dog over the BU Bridge and into Boston shortly thereafter, according to police.Cambridge police say Gariepy had returned to the area where the dog was reported stolen Saturday afternoon, and that a local journalist reporting on the incident spotted Titus, spoke with Gariepy and notified police.The dog’s owner, Greg Sieczkiewicz, lives in Millis, but decided to take Titus with him on a quick trip to his office building on Friday.Sieczkiewicz says he was only going into the building for a few minutes, so he decided to leave Titus in the car with the windows down. But when he came back, his beloved pet was gone.”I think that the person just saw the dog and wanted to take the dog for a walk. I don’t think there was a lot more than that,” Sieczkiewicz said. “I’m grateful that this wasn’t one of those stories where you never hear from Titus again. God only knows what happens and I spend the next 15 years looking at every dog in Boston, so I’m grateful I don’t have to do that.”Gariepy is being charged with larceny over $1,200 and breaking and entering with a motor vehicle with intent to commit a felony.Police say Titus is in good health. Sieczkiewicz says Gariepy left some of his belongings in the car after he took Titus, and that his heart goes out to Gariepy.

A dog that was stolen from a vehicle in Cambridge has been reunited with its owner, according to police.

Cambridge police announced that the 13-month-old German shorthaired pointer named “Titus” was spotted on Saturday, as well as the man who is accused of taking him.

Police say Titus was stolen from a vehicle that was parked in the area of 620 Memorial Drive shortly after 12:30 p.m. Friday.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Kyle Gariepy, of Boston, broke into the vehicle to take Titus and was then seen walking the dog over the BU Bridge and into Boston shortly thereafter, according to police.

Cambridge police say Gariepy had returned to the area where the dog was reported stolen Saturday afternoon, and that a local journalist reporting on the incident spotted Titus, spoke with Gariepy and notified police.

The dog’s owner, Greg Sieczkiewicz, lives in Millis, but decided to take Titus with him on a quick trip to his office building on Friday.

Sieczkiewicz says he was only going into the building for a few minutes, so he decided to leave Titus in the car with the windows down. But when he came back, his beloved pet was gone.

“I think that the person just saw the dog and wanted to take the dog for a walk. I don’t think there was a lot more than that,” Sieczkiewicz said. “I’m grateful that this wasn’t one of those stories where you never hear from Titus again. God only knows what happens and I spend the next 15 years looking at every dog in Boston, so I’m grateful I don’t have to do that.”

Gariepy is being charged with larceny over $1,200 and breaking and entering with a motor vehicle with intent to commit a felony.

Police say Titus is in good health. Sieczkiewicz says Gariepy left some of his belongings in the car after he took Titus, and that his heart goes out to Gariepy.

Cambridge Police Dept.

Police released a photo of this person, who is suspected of stealing the dog in this picture from a vehicle that was parked on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 7, 2021.