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August 6, 2013 > Toy theft solved

Toy theft solved

Submitted By Newark PD

Officers of the Newark Police Department have charged an area resident with petty theft following the conclusion of a two month long investigation. Charles "Chucky" Boukis, 23 years-old, was identified as the suspect who stole a seven year-old girl's prized possession; a rainbow colored whirligig that features the image of a smiling pink piglet riding on a bicycle.

In May 2013, the victim child was heartbroken when she discovered that the lawn ornament had been stolen from her front yard. Her parents reported the incident to Newark PD Officer Jeff Neithercutt and Detective Shannon Todd. The officers' investigation eventually led them to Boukis, who confessed to stealing the ornament. Although the original ornament was not located, a caring citizen generously donated an exact replacement. The victim child, who is challenged by autism, was thrilled to see her favorite pig once again pedaling his bicycle across her lawn.

Anyone seeking further information regarding this case may contact Newark Police Officer Robert Norvell at (510) 578-4959.

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