Northglenn police continue their search for two men involved in a puppy theft that resulted in a hit-and-run crash.
At approximately 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, two men allegedly stole two white Maltese puppies and one German Sheppard puppy from Puppies ‘n’ Stuff at W. 104th Ave. While driving off, the suspects’ vehicle hit a witness, knocking him to the ground.
Police identified the driver as 19-year-old Khristina Hamai, who they arrested and charged with theft, reckless endangerment, hit and run, careless driving and no proof of insurance. She was released on a summons.
“One of the puppies was recovered in good health,” said Ron Haralson, professional standards sergeant with the Northglenn police. He added, “Khristina was not in possession of the puppy.”
He was unable to provide more information on the case at this time.
The store owner reported to police that the men entered the store, picked up the puppies and ran out the door. A witness chased them behind the building onto West 103rd Place, where he saw them get into a Jeep Grand Cherokee, allegedly driven by Hamai. The witness tried to stop the Jeep, but it clipped and knocked him to the ground. He was treated on the scene for minor injuries.
Police are still working to identify the two men, and have released a surveillance photo of the men.
Haralson said the police weren’t sure yet on why the men selected the puppies they did.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Northglenn Police Department at 303-450-8893.