October 26, By Tara Law
The Shih Tzu that was snatched from the front yard of a North Corona home Friday has been safely returned to its family, according to police.
The suspect accused of taking the dog, Mariela Saquipulla, 18, was arrested Wednesday night after turning herself in and returning the dog.
Saquipulla, of 32-35 107 Street, was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.
The dog, named Chula, was taken from the front yard of its owner’s home on 37th Avenue at around 8:20 am Friday.
Police released photos and video yesterday that showed Saquipulla walking away with the dog .