Deputies on a “Dog In Hot Car Call” reported by a concerned citizen responded to the 1200 bock of Ogden in West Hollywood on Sunday and found quite a bit more than they expected.
Around 1:30 P.M. on the warm, sunny Sunday of May 13, 2012, West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to Ogden Drive regarding a service call to check the welfare of a dog locked inside of a vehicle.
Due to rising temperatures, deputies entered the vehicle to rescue the animal. In an effort to identify the animal’s owner, a bag located inside the vehicle was opened, exposing several bundles of sealed marijuana. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a large quantity of United States currency.
The dog, which was identified as a German Pointer, was safely removed and placed in the care of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control personnel. It was listed in good condition.
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Bureau responded and conducted an investigation. The money and marijuana were seized as evidence. The amount of money was estimated to be over $10,000. The marijuana has an estimated street value of $24,000. The vehicle was also impounded as evidence.
The vehicle in which the dog, marijuana and money were located was identified as a red, 1993 Nissan Pathfinder with Arizona license plates.
Anyone with information about this incident, or the vehicle or dog’s owner, is encouraged to contact Narcotics Bureau Detective Sergeant Kenneth Davidson at 310-855-8850 (extension 430) or 310-909-6275. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.