The man pleaded not guilty in the theft of a favorite puppy in the family & # 39; and Swanbourne – and also admitted having stolen a box of "bags to collect dog turd."
Mark James Dunks, 39, was accused of stealing a 10-week poodle / cocker spaniel cross, named Teddy, after a desperate request from the dog owner Glenn Murray last month.
Mr. Murray shared safety vision hooded figure creeping across his yard with a puppy – he said, was not vaccinated and the risks of potentially fatal parvovirus.
He offered a reward of $ 10,000 for the safe return of Teddy, which was later boosted to $ 20,000.
Police searched Makaev Armadale house on April 4, where they found the dog – which was worth $ 3,000 and has been in the absence within a week.
Dunks pleaded guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court today to steal a dog and having a box "storage bags pu dog", which was reasonably suspected of embezzlement.
He also pleaded guilty to abusing Mosman Park home on the same night the dog was stolen and management with a canceled license Ellenbrook March 14.
At that time he has recorded a blood alcohol reading 0.061g per 100 ml of blood.
After entering his pleas, Dunks requested advice from duty counsel, who said that the thief was "very sorry for stealing a dog" and acknowledged the theft was upset by its owners.
Dunks said the crime of nature.
The lawyer asked for the duty to report the verdict, saying that he is in danger of going to jail for driving offenses because he was serving a prison sentence for similar crimes in the past year.
Dunks, whose bail was extended with the curfew will be imposed on 24 May.