A 15-week-old puppy is back home safe after it was stolen from right in front of its home, according to State Police.
A 60-year-old Germantown, NY, man is charged with petty larceny and trespassing in connection with the theft of the pup on Nov. 7 in Red Hook in Dutchess County.
State Police said the puppy was taken from a property on Kelly Road in Red Hook. State troopers followed up on several leads into the theft of the puppy, which police said led to the arrest of Raymond A. Quintero, 60, of 3568 State Route 9G, Germantown.
Quintero was arrested and processed by State Police without incident and released pending a hearing in Town of Red Hook Justice Court on Nov. 21. Troopers returned the dog to its owner as a result of the investigation.