PHOTO: Max, miniature Yorkie, found safe

It happened on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Local law enforcement received a report just before 1:30 pm in the afternoon. Sheriff Service Specialist Courtney Rodriguez took the report of a stolen miniature Yorkshire Terrier.

The victim, a furbaby mother, was at a celebration of life when her miniature Yorkshire Terrier named Max suddenly turned up missing. A man, later identified as Felipe DeJesus Aguirrecordero, attended the celebration. At one point he asked the victim if he could buy Max. Not long after that interaction the victim learned Aguirrecordero had recently gifted his daughter a miniature Yorkie. 

Detective Dutra authored a search and less than a week later on Thursday, April 29, 2021, detectives from the Apple Valley Police Department served a warrant at Aguirrecordero's residence in El Monte. During the search, the missing Yorkie, named Max was found in a bedroom and reunited with his family a short time later. 

Aguirrecordero was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center on suspicion of grand theft and is currently out on bail.

Grand theft in the State of California is considered any personal property taken is of a value exceeding $950.00. According to the blog website perfectdogbreeds.com, the going cost for Teacup Yorkies will cost between $1200-2000, depending on the breeder.