From the London Free Press:
Officers at the scene expressed surprise at the presence of a dog appearing unfriendly after breaking down the door and bursting into the residence. More shocking, however, was the presence of improperly stored ammunition, leaving officers aghast and grateful that they had arrived in time to properly store it. The suspects were given a demonstration in the proper storage of ammunition by loading it into the dog.
A "vicious" dog was shot and five people arrested in a drug-related raid by Chatham-Kent police in Wallaceburg. Police said four men and one woman were charged in the search about 9 p.m. Friday at a home on Wallace Street. An undisclosed quantity of methamphetamine was seized. Several charges were laid, including trafficking a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and improper storage of ammunition.
The tide of anarchy rolled on into Saturday and was narrowly averted by daring OPP officers who brought down a pickup truck of four partygoers going to a stag and doe on Highway 401, in an exploit worthy of the long-lost episode of CHiPs. Also from the Free Press:
Sgt. Vanbuskirk, reminiscing about his own Super Soaker Arctic Shock Blaster, added that he wished it weren't so, but if people won't stand for it, they just won't stand for it, and nothing more need ever be said.
The incident occurred shortly after noon when Chatham-Kent OPP received a report from a truck driver who saw someone in a pickup truck flashing what appeared to be a handgun. The OPP's highway enforcement action team was dispatched and several cruisers with lights flashing pulled over the pickup at the ramp to a Tilbury service centre. Police with guns drawn surrounded the truck and ordered the driver and three passengers out. Each was arrested and the vehicle was searched.
In London, the dangerous influx of Americans and violent criminals, or both, that occurs downtown every summer during the Gus Macker basketball tournament hosted in Victoria Park led last year to a brutal assault on two of Coun. Ab Chahbar's sons while he was driving in a funeral procession. While the city considers a ban on sports events and violence at Victoria Park, the Free Press reported yesterday that the tournament organizer has moved this year's event to Fanshawe College.
The move is applauded as violent activity will be encouraged to remain in its natural habitat in London's East End.
Macker organizer Clyde Adkin said yesterday the proposed ban delayed his plans by three weeks and he couldn't risk waiting any longer.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Sunday, January 29, 2006