The two puppies that were stolen Cornelius were found safe Wednesday night.
One puppy was located walking in the 1300 block of South Dogwood Street in Cornelius. The second puppy was found in the 3800 block of Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove, and Forest Grove Police assisted deputies in reuniting it with its owner. Both appeared to be unharmed.
The puppies were stolen Tuesday. 18-year-old Sheikhnoor Abdi, of Cornelius, was arrested and charged with theft.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the puppies escaped from their yard. A person told deputies that a man was seen near the dogs.
During the interview, Adbi admitted to finding the lost puppies and taking them even though he believed they likely belonged to someone else. After realizing he would not be able to keep them, Adbi told deputies he abandoned the puppies near the railroad tracks in the vicinity of North 26th Avenue and North Fremont Street.