Police: Dog found after being stolen from Fairfield service area in February

Cindy, who was stolen from a service area off I-95 in Fairfield, Conn., in February, was found and recovered by state police detectives in Waterbury on Sept. 22, 2021.

Cindy, who was stolen from a service area off I-95 in Fairfield, Conn., in February, was found and recovered by state police detectives in Waterbury on Sept. 22, 2021.

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FAIRFIELD — Arrests are expected in the near future after police this week recovered a dog stolen back in February from a service plaza on the highway, authorities said.

During the early hours of Feb. 2, while much of the state was recovering from a major snowstorm, a vehicle was stolen from the Fairfield service plaza on Interstate 95 north in Fairfield. Inside the vehicle was the family’s dog, Cindy.

The vehicle was recovered shortly after, but Cindy was nowhere to be found.

Detectives with the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad began an investigation to track down the family’s missing dog. Detectives served several search and seizure warrants and conducted interviews.

On Wednesday, investigators did surveillance in Waterbury and recovered Cindy without incident, police said. She was taken to a local animal hospital to be evaluated.

Cindy is with Waterbury Animal Control until she can be reunited with her family, police said.

Police said arrests are imminent.