State police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman in a white BMW SUV who took a dog she found running loose in Loganville last week.

It happened about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North Main Street in the borough, at or near the Rutter's Farm Store, police said.

A very friendly 80 or 90-pound Alaskan malamute mix was running in the field between Rutter's and Main Street when the woman stopped and put the dog in her SUV, police said.

A witness in the area told her who owns the dog, and that the dog had broken its chain, but the woman made no attempt to contact the owner, according to police, who said the dog had not identifying tags.

Instead, the woman drove off, crossing the Susquehanna Trail and heading east on North Street, police said.

She was recorded on Rutter's video-surveillance footage, police said.

The dog is owned by Garland Depew of Loganville, police said. He could not be reached for comment.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call state police at (717) 428-1011.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at