A stolen puppy found at a Del City apartment complex led investigators to a stash of stolen items, police said.

Bethany and Del City police officers recovered stolen items from one of the apartments after questioning five juveniles about recent burglaries in Bethany.

If the puppy had not been found, police probably wouldn’t have recovered the other stolen property, Bethany Police Chief Neal Troutman said.

The puppy was stolen sometime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday in the 3700 block of Riverside in Bethany, along with jewelry and stereo and computer equipment, Troutman said.

A man found the puppy still wearing its tags about 3 p.m. at the Logan Point Apartments, near Interstate 40 and Scott Street in Del City, and returned it to the owners, Troutman said.

Police in Bethany also took a report about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday from a resident in the 6500 block of NW 32 who said she caught three boys looking into her window. She told them to leave her property. As they did, she got a partial license plate number and a description of the pickup they left in and called police, Troutman said.

The maroon extended cab pickup was found at the Del City apartment complex where the stolen puppy was recovered, Troutman said.

The pickup also had been stolen, he said.

Troutman said the police report will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office.