ELLICOTT – A woman is facing charges after Town of Ellicott Police said she took a dog from a house in Ross Mills.
Janice A. Rial, 65, is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal trespass.
Police said Rial eventually returned the dog to its owner after keeping it for several days.
Ellicott Police Chief William Ohnmeiss told WNYNewsNow the homeowner called police surprised to see her dog returned.
Police then sent a car to the area in search for Rial. Police said she was found driving on the wrong side of the road in the area. She was then taken into custody.
Rial was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicott Court at a later date.
Ohnmeiss thanked the public for their help in searching for the missing pet. A Facebook post by Ellicott Police Tuesday received 890 shares in search for the dog.
Please get this lady help. Appears dementia has affected her posdibly
She is very sick. Please pray for her. So happy puppy is reunited with her mom.
I hope Janice is doing well. I can not locate her. Please message me.
I’m so happy this PAPILLION has been returned to it’s owner.