Police say at around 5 p.m., officers responded to the Town of Plainfield Animal Control Office, at 5 Unity Street in Moosup, for the report of a stolen dog.
Upon arrival, officers learned that the office had been broken into and that a German Shepard was stolen.
According to police, the German Shepard was being quarantined due to four dog bites. The most recent incident was on January 20th, when two juveniles were injured.
An investigation revealed that the dog was stolen from the secure facility sometime between the late night hours of April 7th and 8th.
Police believe that the dog’s owners, Sean Simmons and Cierra Pensis, of Wauregan, are in possession of the dog. However, Simmons and Pensis have fled the state with their two children and the German Shepard. Police believe they are heading to North Carolina or South Carolina.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact Plainfield Police at (860) 564-0804.