Dog Stolen In Port Orange Recovered Ok

By on May 10, 2016 in WNDB News

Hannah found

Port Orange, FL-Update: The dog stolen in Port Orange from Ohio visitors has been found and returned to them. The dog was reportedly found by a VCSO deputy during a routine traffic stop that involved a man with a warrant from out of state. Law enforcement here had been doing surveillance on locations in Deltona for U.S. Marshals looking for a man with a warrant out of New York. When a vehicle carrying the suspect, 29-year-old Jesse Hoyte, was stopped, the dog was found inside.The dog has been reunited with the owners. Photo above from VCSO Facebook page.

Hoyte VCBJ booking photo


Earlier reporting follows: When a family pet runs off, it’s upsetting. When someone steals your pet, that’s even worse.

The owner of a brown and white Sheltie, Hannah, was dining at the Culver’s restaurant on Dunlawton on Sunday, May 8. Hannah was secured on her leash outside the restaurant. Video shows that an unknown man may have cut the leash and stolen the dog around 12:30 P.M.

The Port Orange Police Department is actively investigating this case. If you have any information regarding Hannah’s whereabouts or the identity of the man, please contact Detective Lamirande at 386-506- 5886 or

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(photos courtesy of Port Orange PD)

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