Found & Returned: Dog stolen outside Ritorno Restaurant in Oak-Park

Found & Returned: Dog stolen outside Ritorno Restaurant in Oak-Park

Thanks to information received from the public combined with a thorough investigation, the Halton Regional Police were able to locate the dog safe and sound. The dog was transported to the Halton Regional Police – 20 Division late this afternoon, where it was reunited with its rightful owner.

The Halton Regional Police wants to thank the public for the tips they received in relation to the location of the dog. This investigation demonstrates the effectiveness of collaboration between the police and the public.


“Tank” with his owner. Photo taken outside of 20 Division, Halton Regional Police Service, Oakville.

The Halton Regional Police have identified the owner of the previously mentioned white SUV and determined that it was not involved in the theft of the dog.

Original Post: June 2, 2018

On Thursday May 31, 2018 at approximately 9:30 pm a dog was taken from outside of ‘Ritorno’ Restaurant located at 261 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville.

A male and female are believed to involved in the incident. The dog was a 14 week old Dachshund.


The male is described as Hispanic, 20-30 years old, 5’10” tall, muscular build, black hair, with numerous tattoos on both arms, hands and knuckles. On one of his hands the male is beleived to have a tattoo of an Eye. The male was wearing black jeans and a black t-shirt.


Ritorno is located across from the Super Centre and Walmart, on the North East corner of the parking lot. Image Credit:
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The female is described as Hispanic, 20-30 years old, 5’3″ tall, slim build, with dark brown tied up hair, wearing a royal blue top and blue jean shorts.

It is believed the couple made off in a white SUV with a partial plate similar to – License Plate Number has been removed

Police are actively investigating this incident and are attempting to locate the stolen dog. The dog is described as a Dachshund, black in colour with a white patch on his chest.

If anyone has information related to this investigation, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service’s 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ex 2216. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at


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