Arrest made in Shermie the dog's abduction

“We knew someone out there obviously knows something.”

Edgar Linares
June 05, 2018 - 7:50 pm

Courtesy of Ruff Start Rescue


A man has been arrested in the dognapping of Sherman, or “Shermie, the three-month-old boxer taken from a Robbinsdale home last week.

He’s safe and sound with an animal rescue family and now the person who may have taken him is behind bars.

Robbinsdale Police issued a statement saying on Tuesday, they served two search warrants at two separate homes. The first home was located at the 3700 block of Hubbard Ave N in Robbinsdale. The second home was on the 4500 block of Colorado Avenue N in Crystal. Police turned up missing property from the burglary at both locations.

Investigators say an adult male suspected is now in custody on probable cause first-degree burglary.

It was on Thursday May 31, when Robbinsdale Police were dispatched to the 3900 block of Halifax Ave N on a report of a residential burglary.

The homeowner reported to police that several items were missing from the residence; including a dog and a car. They say the items were taken while the couple and their three children were sleeping.

A short time later, the car was discovered but no sign of Shermie. That’s when Ruff Start Rescue offered a $1,000 reward for his safe return and sure enough, they got a tip.

“We knew someone out there obviously knew something,” said Azure Davis, executive director of Ruff Start Rescue.

The person who called in the tip said they got Shermie from a person who found him running around in an apartment building in St. Paul.