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Portland police recover stolen van containing four show dogs

The Columbian

Portland police recovered a van and four show dogs stolen from a hotel on North Jantzen Beach Drive on Saturday.

A Vancouver resident located the dogs in the stolen van after finding it abandoned on a road.

Portland police officers assisted in returning the dogs to their owners in Portland on Sunday.

According to police, the van was briefly left running in the hotel parking lot around 7:45 a.m. Saturday when someone jumped in the van and drove away. Four terriers were still in their crates in the van.

The dogs’ owners were visiting from King County to attend the Rose City Classic Winter Dog Show being held at the Portland Expo Center.