An unnamed suspect was arrested in the 4100 block of
The suspect was taken into custody without incident and will be booked for animal cruelty, Joseph said, but his name is being withheld.
The minivan was stolen around Saturday near the intersection of
The vehicle was located around Monday in the 4100 block of
The minivan's owner said he went into a store to get his wife and young daughter and walked out to find the vehicle gone, along with his 10-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, Maru, according to broadcast reports.
The dog had been asleep in the back seat of the minivan, which had its engine running and air conditioning on, Nayo Mateo said.
Police said that when the minivan was found, the windows were rolled up and the dog may have died from the heat, according to broadcast reports.
Mateo said his family raised the dog from a pup.
Anyone with information about the minivan theft was urged to contact the North Hollywood Station at