CHESHIRE, Conn.—Authorities say a dispute over a stray dog has resulted in charges against a Cheshire police officer and his wife.
Naugatuck police say Thomas and Dawn Wright were charged last week with larceny and obstructing an animal control officer.
The Record-Journal of Meriden reports ( http://bit.ly/nPRpEj) that a Naugatuck woman recognized her black pug when it was featured on a news website after being rescued from a fire in the Wrights' home.
Her dog went missing in January 2010. The Wrights said they had owned the pug since finding it roaming loose.
Police say they refused to let police scan an identity chip under the dog's skin, and a court-ordered scan confirmed it belonged to the Naugatuck woman.
The Wrights could not immediately be reached Sunday for comment. They are scheduled to appear Wednesday in Waterbury Superior Court.