Two Puppies Stolen from Fayette County Petting Zoo

Authorities say two puppies were stolen from a Fayette County petting zoo last week.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says a ranger at the Gilbertson Nature Center in Elgin reported the theft last Wednesday.

After a two-day investigation, the Sheriff’s Office recovered both puppies unharmed and returned them to the Nature Center.

On Monday, authorities charged 31-year old Michelle Teel of Hawkeye, 18-year old James Degreif of Wadena and three juveniles from Hawkeye with Third Degree Burglary. All three juveniles have been referred to juvenile court services.


photo courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office