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Missing Carlsbad search and rescue dogs found safe in Texas

Authorities said a man wanted for theft of three search and rescue dogs in Carlsbad was found and arrested in Bexar County, Texas.

Jon Green, 64, was arrested by the Bexar County Sheriff’s office in San Antonio, Texas after deputies received information he was at a local hospital for an appointment, read a news release from Bexar County Sheriff’s Spokesman Johnny Garcia.

Green was taken into custody without incident by deputies, Garcia said.

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Carlsbad Police allege Green stole a 2015 Ford Expedition belonging to his estranged wife Kim Lark on May 12. The vehicle was in front of a Carlsbad business on North Canal Street when it was stolen and contained three dogs Lark said they were trained for search and rescue.

Carlsbad Police issued a warrant for Green’s arrest May 17. They allege in addition to the car theft, that Green broke into her home and took a spare set of car keys.

A Facebook post from May 12, 2022 seeks the return of three search and rescue belonging to Carlsbad physician Dr. Kim Lark.

Green was held at the Bexar County Jail as of Wednesday morning on 15 warrants from Carlsbad whose charges range from residential burglary and larceny to unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, per online court records.

A status hearing was scheduled for July 17 for Green before Eddy County Magistrate Judge Kelly Calicoat, court records indicated.

Carlsbad Police Department Spokesperson Lt. Adrian Rivera could not offer a timeline for Green’s extradition from Texas to New Mexico.

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