Following an investigation, an area service dog has been located.
An officer with the Delta Police Department was flagged down by a resident from 215B Main Street in Delta on Friday at about 5:40 p.m. The male subject identified as Matthew Stillion stated that as he arrived home he found his front door open, according to a release from Delta Police Chief Nathan Hartsock.
Once officers arrived they discovered no forced entry to the apartment and cleared the residence finding no one inside. At the time the only obvious item missing was a service dog belonging to Stillion.
An investigation was started leading the Delta Police Department to believe that a prior acquaintance of Stillion, Andrea Shindledecker, 34, of Alliance, Ohio, may be in possession of the service dog, according to the department. After Stillion was able to check out his apartment he located other items of value missing.
Over the course of the investigation, several leads were followed up on leading to the Alliance Police Department executing a search warrant on a residence locating the missing dog.
Felony charges against Shindledecker have been forwarded to the Fulton County Prosecutors Office, according to the Delta Police Department.