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Fort Worth (CBSDFW.COM) – When burglars broke into a home on Clarke Avenue in May, they didn’t just steal objects, they took the family’s beloved pet named Petey!

But after following a few leads, West Division detectives and officers from the Tactical Response to Apartment Crime (TRAC) Team found the 4 month old, Collie/Heeler mix.

Petey walked through the screen door from inside the home where police were interviewing suspects. They were literally showing a photo of the pup when he showed up.

Officers recognized Petey immediately and took possession of him. Before leaving the home, officers obtained an admission from one of the burglary suspects and are in the process of  drafting an arrest warrant.

Detectives contacted Petey’s owner and returned the dog to its family along with several other stolen items.

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the 3 p.m. pre-council meeting, the Fort Worth City Council will recognize all of the Police Department officers and detectives who participated in the return of Petey to his owners.

These are the officers:

Det. Dale Malugani
Det. Ross Lyons
Det. Phillip Laux
Det. Joshua Miller
Ofcr. Paul McEwan
Ofcr. George Graham
Ofcr. Byron Wylie
Ofcr. Arthur Guajardo
Ofcr. Michael Rudd
Ofcr. Matthew Larremore
Ofcr. Jonathan O’Donohue
Ofcr. Nathan Lehman
Ofcr. Cody Johnson

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