Stolen van with 30 dogs inside recovered in Oakland

A van filled with 30 dogs was recovered in Oakland Monday morning after it went missing from a Fremont hotel parking lot overnight, police said.

At around 10 p.m. Sunday, the driver of a 2016 white Ford transit van retired for the night in the Extended Stay America hotel at 46080 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont, according to public information officer Geneva Bosques.

The driver left the air conditioning running inside the van, along with the keys — and the 30 dogs that she was transporting, Bosques said.

Despite leaving the keys inside, the driver told police that she had “secured” the vehicle — or locked it — before going inside, Bosques said.

When she returned to the lot at about 5:24 a.m., the driver found that the van had disappeared from the lot and called Fremont police.

About five hours later just before 11 a.m., the van was recovered in East Oakland at 81st Avenue and Olive Street, according to public information officer Johnna Watson.

The dogs were reportedly unharmed. No suspects were arrested.

It’s not clear where the dogs had been heading, Bosques said, but a company called D&J’s Pet Transport posted Facebook updates on Monday about the incident, with one post noting the dogs were rescues that had been picked up in Fresno the previous day.

The incident came just days after a smash-and-grab in Castro Valley in which a 1.5-year-old shih tzu and bichon frise mix Rocky was snatched out of a car along with a purse.

There was no video footage of the lot, Bosques said, and no suspect description.

Check back for updates.

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Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent and the author of the now-infamous Steele Dossier, was friendly with Ivanka Trump for years and said he was “favorably disposed” toward the Trump family because of it.

The Department of Justice’s inspector general report on the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, released Monday, summarized DOJ lawyers’ interviews with Steele, who prepared a dossier of opposition research on Trump in 2016 for the firm Fusion GPS.

For years, President Donald Trump and Republicans have railed against Steele and Fusion GPS for coming up with a biased, unsubstantiated dossier on Trump that they falsely claim sparked the FBI’s Russia investigation in the first place.

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