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A man is in jail for burglary and animal cruelty after police say he stole his brother's puppy.

Provo police got a call from a man reporting someone had kicked in his door and stolen his 3-week-old purebred dachshund puppy. The dog has a rare color, and because of that court documents value it at around $4,500.

The man who owns the puppy also owns the puppy's mother. The pup was not weaned from its mother at the time it was taken.

Police Cpl. Mike Ruiz says a tip led officers to the victim's brother's house where they found the puppy nearly dead from starvation.

"We asked him what he was feeding the dog. And he said the dog would survive without any food or water," Ruiz said.

Court documents say the suspect, Jeffery Reed Schramm, tried to kick a police officer as he went to get the dog. The suspect was booked into jail on felony burglary and cruelty to animal charges.


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