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Authorities shoot dog during probation search in Boulder Creek
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 04/14/2011 | Stephen Baxter

Posted on 04/17/2011 7:08:21 AM PDT by OregonRancher

A sheriff's deputy shot a bull terrier puppy to death when the dog rushed out of a front door and barked during a probation search on Thursday in Boulder Creek, authorities said.

About 11:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Anchor Court, two deputies knocked on the door of 48-year-old Lonni Locatelli, who was on probation for a meth-related conviction, said Sgt. Dan Campos. Loud knocking alerted Locatelli's two dogs, a 12-pound, 5-month-old female bull terrier named Sheeba and a 2-year-old pit bull mix, Locatelli said.

The dogs barked. Locatelli was in the shower, and he heard the knocking and barking and answered the door.

As he opened the door, the dogs ran to a waist-high retaining wall above the walkway, Locatelli said. One of the deputies reached for his pepper spray and fired it at Sheeba, said Sgt. Dan Campos.

The deputy then pulled out a gun and shot the dog once, Campos said. The deputy prepared to shoot the other dog, but his partner told him to stop, Locatelli said.

"She was just barking, she never hurt anybody," Locatelli said. "I couldn't even believe it."

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; copshootspuppy; donutwatch; pitbulls; warondogs
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"Protect and to Serve" my ass.
1 posted on 04/17/2011 7:08:25 AM PDT by OregonRancher
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To: OregonRancher

Unbelievable!!! /s


2 posted on 04/17/2011 7:10:17 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: null and void

ping


3 posted on 04/17/2011 7:10:47 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: OregonRancher

Dogs only serve law enforcement to practice live fire at live targets without the need for doing a bunch of paperwork.


4 posted on 04/17/2011 7:12:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: OregonRancher

Give the good cop who stopped his partner a raise and show the bad cop the door.


5 posted on 04/17/2011 7:13:51 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: OregonRancher

Of course officers must protect themselves but it seems they are too gun happy these days. They know they can get away with it by claiming they “felt” threatened..and besides it was a pit bull. Dogs bark guys..it’s what they do! As a dog owner myself it appears these cops have no respect for the life of an animal not their own.


6 posted on 04/17/2011 7:13:51 AM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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Wow, The Locatelli’s are a pretty famous old time SC and Bonny Doon family up there. Surprised to see Lonnie into meth.


7 posted on 04/17/2011 7:15:00 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: OregonRancher
Spineless, bottom-feeding, A-Holes.

It is a good thing that was not me or my pet pooch.

ONE OF THESE DAYS........and that's all I'm going to say about that!!!

8 posted on 04/17/2011 7:16:50 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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My sweet doggie Lola died last august...and I did receive the most wonderful support on freeper.

I often thought what would I do if anyone had hurt my Lola...My thoughts were, I would call a close friend to stay with me and keep me from taking revenge and ending up in prison. For those that have never had a close relationship with a “pet”..a Person in a Furry Coat...they can not understand the rage hurting my pet would engender!


9 posted on 04/17/2011 7:21:21 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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This is one of the most egregious examples of poor training,
bad judgement, and immaturity that I’ve seen in quite a while.


10 posted on 04/17/2011 7:24:06 AM PDT by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: howlinhound

Hard to see how a 12 pound, 5 month old puppy of any sort behind a wall would cause concern or a “feeling” of being threatened.


11 posted on 04/17/2011 7:26:33 AM PDT by Greg223
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To: OregonRancher

You must learn to show the respect that law enforcement demands, not earns but demands. You have no rights or freedoms when confronted by the states revenue generation and collection officers.
“To Protect and to Serve” Was trashed in favor of
“The badge means law enforcement for revenue purposes only”


12 posted on 04/17/2011 7:27:20 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Immerito
Give the good cop who stopped his partner shot the dog a raise and show the bad cop the door.

There, fixed to conform to police department policy.

13 posted on 04/17/2011 7:27:43 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: OregonRancher

12 lbs.? That’s the size of a frozen turkey and less deadly. Slick move officer.


14 posted on 04/17/2011 7:29:01 AM PDT by sleddogs
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..and besides it was a pit bull.

No it wasn't a pit bull. It was a 12 pound puppy. From the article

sheriff's deputy shot a bull terrier puppy...

15 posted on 04/17/2011 7:33:47 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I would call a close friend to stay with me and keep me from taking revenge

You can always ring one of my friends. They carry -- among other things -- alibis.

If you just want someone to keep you from "revenge," there are still a couple of Vichy French sitting around idle.

16 posted on 04/17/2011 7:34:48 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: OregonRancher

A meth dealer with pit bulls to guard his operation? Shocking.


17 posted on 04/17/2011 7:36:41 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: howlinhound

“...they can get away with it by claiming they “felt” threatened...”
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And their training teaches them to feel threatened by everyone/everything.


18 posted on 04/17/2011 7:36:47 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: OregonRancher

I can’t beleive how much I despise these big tough p-words. Looking forward to an irate dog lover returning the favor


19 posted on 04/17/2011 7:48:14 AM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Dogs only serve law enforcement to practice live fire at live targets without the need for doing a bunch of paperwork.

Exactly.

20 posted on 04/17/2011 7:49:23 AM PDT by Marylander
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