QUEENSBURY, N.Y – Police arrested a Clinton, N.Y. woman for
burglary at the SPCA of Upstate New York.
Deirdre Smith, 19, was charged with Burglary in the Third
Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Petit Larceny.
Smith is accused of breaking a window at the SPCA of Upstate
New York, entering the building and stealing a dog. The dog was recovered and returned
to the SPCA of Upstate New York.
A campus patrol officer at SUNY Adirondack had seen the story
of the stolen dog from the SPCA on social media. He then witnessed Smith with
the dog while at the SUNY Adirondack dorms, detained her and contacted
Smith cooperated with the investigation and told
investigators that she is very compulsive and wanted a dog for companionship.
No one else is believed to be involved.