NORTHGLENN, Colo. (CBS4) – Police have recovered a man’s van that had been stolen with his dog inside, and made an arrest in the case. But the dog is still missing.

The dog’s owner, Scott Hills, has created flyers and posted them all over Denver and Northglenn. Now that the van has been recovered, he’s determined to get his dog Arrow back as well.

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Scott HIlls talks to CBS4's Jennifer Brice in front of his recovered van (credit: CBS)

Scott HIlls talks to CBS4’s Jennifer Brice in front of his recovered van (credit: CBS)

“(It’s) been a lot of work,” Hills said. “It’s been sad, but I still have hope.”

Hills left his van running for just a few minutes outside Devon’s Pub about three weeks ago. The van was stolen. Unfortunately, Arrow was inside and she was taken too.

Jared Martinez (credit: Denver Police Department)

Jared Martinez (credit: Denver Police Department)

Last week Northglenn police found Hills’ van, but not Arrow. Police say Jared Martinez was driving it around with a temporary license plate that didn’t match. They pulled him over, realized the van was stolen, and arrested him.

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“I’m not really mad at him, I just want to find the dog. I wish he would tell them where she is,” Hills said. “I’m pretty sure he knows and he’s just not willing to tell them where he’s living right now.

“I have no idea what he did with her. You know it could have been really bad, and (he) could have just given it to his girlfriend or something.”

Arrow (credit: CBS)

Arrow (credit: CBS)

Hills says his van came back to him actually in better shape.

“He washed it, for one thing … cleaned the windows and replaced the light bulb, the broken tail light.”

But all he really wants is his dog back.

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Hills is offering a $250 reward for information that leads him to his dog. He’s asking folks to call him directly at (303) 947-1761.