Shelter Break-In Dogs Stolen -UPDATE

Published by The Bee News

December 1, 2019

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UPDATE NOV 30th – Bullhead City Police arrested two of the three suspects pictured in surveillance video breaking into the animal shelter and stealing two dogs early Thursday morning.

Detectives received several tips regarding the incident, which led police to a residence in the 5600 block of Pearl Street in Fort Mohave. On Friday night, the suspects Amber Dawn Tourney, 36, and her boyfriend Travis Wade Ramey, 20, were both taken into custody. Tourney had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for interfering with judicial proceedings per domestic violence and Ramey was in possession of drug paraphernalia.

After further investigation and interviews, police determined they were involved in the shelter break-in. They were arrested for felony burglary and booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman. Detectives also learned that the dogs’ owner, Rhonda Kathrine Johnson, 51, had reportedly paid them to break into the shelter. Police have attempted to locate Rhonda Johnson since her dogs were stolen, however, she has not been located. Charges against Johnson are pending. Police believe Johnson is in possession of her two dogs. The dogs were court ordered by a judge to be surrendered to Animal Care and Welfare due to their aggressive behavior and a serious injury dog attack earlier this year.

If anyone has any information on Johnson’s whereabouts or the outstanding male suspect, please call the Bullhead City Police Department at (928) 763-1999.

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Bullhead City Police are investigating the theft of two dogs from our Animal Care and Welfare shelter.
On Thursday, November 28 morning, an Animal Care and Welfare employee discovered that two pitbulls were missing from the shelter, located at 2270 Trane Road. Surveillance video showed one female and two males forced entry into the shelter and stole the two dogs in the early morning hours.
The two dogs have been quarantined since January, 2019 after being involved in a dog attack. The dogs were court ordered to be surrendered to Animal Care and Welfare due to their aggressive behavior. The dogs’ owner had filed an appeal and the case is currently in the court process.
If anyone can identify any of the suspects from the surveillance photos or has any information, please contact the Bullhead City Police Department at (928) 763-1999.

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