A woman who lost her home in the Camp Fire has been reunited with her dog after he was stolen, along with her car.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said the woman reported her vehicle stolen from Oroville after her home had been destroyed in the Camp Fire. The woman, who the department did not name, told authorities the vehicle was the only way she had to get around.

On January 3, deputies responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle near South Priest/Waters in French Camp. When they arrived, they found Gaulberto Gonzales and a black and white Boxer mix dog, named Ocean, in the car.

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Deputies arrested Gonzales after discovering Ocean and the vehicle had both been reported as stolen. 

Deputies then reunited the woman with her furry friend. The department's foundation also presented the woman with a check for $50 and The Doghouse donated a 30-pound bag of dog food.

Gonzales was booked at the San Joaquin County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, vehicle theft, grand theft dog and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.


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