Suffolk police searching for driver who hit, killed emotional support dog in Selden

Romeo, a toy poodle that served as a woman’s emotional support dog, was struck and killed in Selden last week by a motorist who then fled the scene of the crash, Suffolk police said on Friday.

The Crime Stoppers program is offering a cash reward for anyone who can provide the police with information that leads to the driver’s arrest.

Romeo was walking with its owner on Pine Street at around 11:17 p.m. on April 23 when it was hit by a dark-colored SUV, police said.

“The dog’s owner reached into the driver’s vehicle and attempted to stop her but the driver fled the scene,” police said.