WABC(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) — Eleven female Yorkshire terriers have been stolen in one Connecticut town, with officials suspecting that an illegal breeder is the culprit.The pups were taken from homes in Bridgeport, Connecticut, over the past two weeks, local authorities told ABC New York station WABC.Bridgeport officials believe an illegal dog breeder is stalking Yorkshire terrier owners and stealing females that could reproduce.“They are all females, and there’s not one male that’s been taken. So obviously, this is a breeder,” Bridgeport City Councilwoman Jeanette Herron told WABC. “Someone is watching people with Yorkies.”Police investigators are “pounding the pavement” in the case, going door-to-door to speak to residents and gathering surveillance footage in an effort to find a suspect, Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez told WABC.Perez also ordered all of the city’s animal control officers to check with local veterinarians and pet stores for any possible leads, he said.“Somebody’s got to know something,” he said.One victim is Daniella Parreiras, 33, whose 2-year-old teacup Yorkie named Daisy went missing on Thursday.Parreiras said she feels terrible that it took her an hour to notice the dog was missing.“I’m just a mess, I’m a big mess,” the heartbroken dog owner said. “I’m trying to be strong, but I’m really just a big mess.”City officials said the animals can be returned with no questions asked, WABC reported. Authorities have not yet identified any suspects.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Washington, D.C.-based rock band Bencoolen will celebrate the release of their debut album, Daydream, when the 10-song LP arrives independently tomorrow, March 8th. Ahead of the album’s Friday release, the band has decided to share the new project with their fans a day early, as Daydream is now available to be streamed exclusively here on Live For Live Music.The album, which can be heard in full below, features a mix of strong rock performances from the young band, which were captured during their recording sessions at Dragon’s Lair Studios in West Virginia. The band’s bassist, Ben Suarez, detailed his thoughts on the process of their first album cycle in a statement, saying:“We were really thrilled at the chance to go record a full-length album in the West Virginia hills. Not a lot of people are putting out full albums right now in rock music, but we wanted to showcase our songwriting versatility. Rock, pop, blues and soul influences intermingle on the album, carried by punchy vocals and shredding solos. We had contributions from everyone, and debut songwriting credits for Jack and me.Dragon’s Lair Studios is a hidden gem, tucked away on an unpaved road with no neighbors in earshot. Producer Addison Smith and owner Chuck “C-Wired” Whyard made us feel right at home. Jack [Bentsen, Saxophone]] fell in love with Cleo the studio cat, and we cut like 5-6 of the tracks that first night. We were all so stoked to be there and didn’t want to stop tracking!We’ve been sharing some of these songs on the road for some time now, and the reaction has been incredible. The anthemic chorus on ‘Daydream’ is sure to rile up any party, and the layers and layers of biting guitars throughout displayed our weeklong motto of ‘More is More.’”Bencoolen – Daydream (Full Album Stream)[Audio: Bencoolen SoundCloud]The band will head back out on the road for a run of headlining spring tour dates mixed in with a handful of shows supporting CBDB and Willie Nile beginning on March 15th in Greensboro, NC. Fans can head over to the band’s website for full listing of upcoming dates and ticketing information.