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Man Accused of Stealing SUV With Dog in Backseat to Face Judge

Chief, a yellow lab, was reunited with his owner Monday; shortly after, Boston Police arrested 50-year-old David Brady in connection to the incident

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    Man to Face Judge for Allegedly Stealing SUV, Dog

    An East Boston man is scheduled to face a judge Tuesday after police say he stole a vehicle with a dog in the backseat over the weekend.

    (Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018)

    An East Boston man is scheduled to face a judge Tuesday after police say he stole a vehicle with a dog in the backseat over the weekend.

    David Brady, 50, is facing numerous charges including larceny of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

    He was taken into custody at about 5:30 p.m. Monday following a foot pursuit, which began at the Bremen Street Community Park and ended in the area of Brooks Street and Paris Street. Numerous Boston Police officers, with the assistance of the MBTA Police, were involved in the arrest.

    Brady is accused of stealing Rosa Nese's SUV on Sunday in an East Boston parking lot in the area of 16 Trident Street.

    Surveillance video shows a man walking through the parking lot, hesitating, then getting in the Hyundai Santa Fe and driving away.

    Nese's beloved dog, Chief, was in the rear seat of her SUV when he was stolen from the area.

    Nese says she had just visited her mother's grave when she stopped at an East Boston convenience store at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday. She left the vehicle running, with the windows cracked and the air conditioning on because Chief was in the back.

    When she came out minutes later, both were gone. Nese says she became "hysterical."

    Nese's family, friends, and neighbors searched desperately for the missing rescue dog.

    Chief's owner says she didn't care about the vehicle, she just wanted her 8-year-old yellow Labrador retriever returned.

    Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Everett Police Department located the stolen SUV at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett with Chief still inside.

    Nese and Chief were reunited a short time later. She said her beloved dog had water but was scared and hungry.

    As for Brady, he will appear in East District Court. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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