Family reunited with dog who was inside truck stolen from their home

Truckee police officers returned a stolen dog to his family after he was taken along with family’s 2016 Dodge Ram truck, according to the police department.

The dog, Albus, who was inside the truck when it was stolen, went missing for two days. He was a bit tired and thirsty when officers finally found him on Tuesday, police said. But an officer gave him some water and contacted his family, who took him to a nearby veterinary clinic.

The vehicle was stolen from in front of the family’s home on Saturday evening. California Highway Patrol Officers chased the truck on Interstate 80 all the way to Reno, police said. The suspect then exited the freeway and began driving unsafely on surface streets, and CHP stopped their pursuit.

Truckee police detectives launched an investigation in the hopes of finding the vehicle, and Albus inside it. They located him Tuesday evening when they found the vehicle in a residential neighborhood in southeast Reno.

A few officers stopped by Wednesday to check on Albus and his family, and said he was “happy to be back at home” in a post on the Truckee Police Department’s Facebook page.

The investigation into the theft of the vehicle is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Truckee police at (530) 550-2323.

Emily Zentner: 916-321-1074, @emilymzentner