Two arrested after Saturday dog park robbery

Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 4:56 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Two people are facing charges after a three-month-old puppy was stolen at a Lincoln dog park this weekend.

The Lincoln Police Department said officers were called to the Holmes Lake Dog Park Saturday around 2:30 p.m. on a report of a weapons violation.

Officers said an 18-year-old victim explained to police that she and her 17-year-old boyfriend were getting into her car when she was approached by a man that she knew, claiming that she had his dog.

LPD said that man has been identified as 25-year-old DeAundre Coleman.

According to police, Coleman grabbed the puppy and the 17-year-old tried getting the dog back. LPD said Coleman pulled out a knife and swung it at the 17-year-old before leaving the dog park.

Officers said the teenager was cut but did not require medical attention.

During the investigation, Coleman and 21-year-old Shayli Turnbull were identified as the suspects.

LPD said phone records showed that Coleman had conversations with Turnbull indicating that she’d asked him to take the dog from victim at the park when this robbery took place.

Coleman was arrested and is facing robbery charges, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, and cruelly mistreating an animal charges.

Officers said they located a large black knife that belonged to Coleman.

According to police, the puppy had been dropped off at a nearby apartment. LPD said they knocked on every door and eventually a neighbor called police to say the puppy showed up in their yard.

Around 10 p.m., officers arrested Turnbull who is facing accessory to a Class 2 or 2A felony charges.

LPD said the puppy named Rebel was reunited safely with his owners.

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