Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Borchert collared a juvenile delinquent on Wednesday.

Then he brought the offender home, with a bag of kibble.

Borchert is the new owner of a 3-month-old puppy named Tennille — soon to be renamed, probably Dakota — who had quite an eventful final night at the Animal Allies Humane Society shelter in Superior. The blue heeler-German wirehaired pointer mix chewed through the wires of the shelter’s alarm system, prompting two police calls.

“Last night Tennille was looking a little timid in her kennel back with the other dogs, so we thought it would be nice and fun for her to come back and be behind the desk, in the office area,” said Anna Sjodin, lead adoption counselor at the shelter formerly run by Animal Rescue Federation.

“She was a lot more social and outgoing back there than she was in the kennel, so then when we went home at night we left her back there … and set the security system, and overnight she chewed the wires to the alarm. So the cops came last night, and then this morning when we found out our phone didn’t work either, we put the wiring back together and then the alarm went off again, and so the cops came back again.”

The calls came in at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday and 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Superior Police Capt. Matt Markon.

Five hours after that second call, Tennille was meeting her new owner — Borchert, who drove down from Ely with no idea that the puppy he had spotted online the day before had caused so much commotion.

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