BEDFORD, BEDFORD COUNTY - District Attorney Bill Higgins said in a letter to Pennsylvania State Police there is not enough evidence to prove a toy poodle that went missing in 2011 was stolen.
Anita Dutil claims she lost a white, toy poodle in May of 2011 but later learned someone else had allegedly found the dog and took ownership of it in Osterburg.
Police investigated and originally wanted the dog returned to Dutil, but in a letter to PSP Higgins said there isn't enough evidence to support the charge that the dog was stolen.
Higgins goes on to write that Dutil made false statements when applying for a dog-license for the poodle, and made false statements to state police about what happened.
He wrote the ownership of the dog should now be left to civil court.