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Police dog accidentally fires gun into Lawrence home (Boston, Mass.)
MyFoxBoston.com ^ | 3MAR2013 | Unknown

Posted on 03/03/2013 8:23:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine

LAWRENCE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A specially trained police dog accidentally fired a gun into a Crescent Street home while searching for the stolen firearm in a nearby snowbank.

The stolen firearm was reportedly buried in a snowbank by one of three suspects who were being sought by police. K-9 Ivan was called to the scene shortly after the incident occurred early Saturday morning.

An officer was reportedly parked on Reservoir Street around 2 a.m. when he heard three gunshots. He pulled around to the front of the building and saw three males driving away towards Haverhill Street, reports The Eagle-Tribune.

The suspects noticed they were being followed and attempted to flee at a high rate of speed. At the intersection of Crescent and May, the driver pulled over and 28-year-old Jose Calderon jumped out of the backseat, ran to the opposite side of the road, and began to bury something in the snow. Calderon then went back to car.

Police ordered Calderon and 21-year-old Alexander Gonzalez and 26-year-old Jorge Henriquez out of the vehicle. In the backseat of the car, police found a bullet casing.

According to the newspaper, Ivan then went over to the snowbank and began to paw at the snow. It is believed the dog hit the trigger with his paw discharging a bullet into 82 Crescent St. Officers woke up the residents of the home to make sure no one had been hurt.

Calderon, Gonzalez, and Henriquez were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, receiving a firearm with a defaced serial number, and receiving stolen property.

Henriquez was additionally charged with speeding, and Calderon was also charged with discharging a firearm within 150 feet of a highway and carrying a firearm without a license.

All three suspects are scheduled for arraignment Monday in Lawrence District Court.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: banglist; dog; doggieping; gun; k9; police; shoots

1 posted on 03/03/2013 8:23:39 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Video and funny comments on the story at the link.


2 posted on 03/03/2013 8:24:29 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There probably are charges against improper disposition of a firearm allowing somebody untrained to accidently discharge it.


3 posted on 03/03/2013 8:26:12 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

4 posted on 03/03/2013 8:32:12 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

DREAM ACT candidates, no doubt!

Actually this case has lots of investigative potential for the police and ICE.

Where did they get a gun with a “defaced” serial number?
Why did they have a gun in the first place?
Were they eligible to possess a gun at all?
Were they illegals?
Were they suspects in serious criminal activities? Charged with “possession of stolen property”. What kind?
Were any of them convicted of misdemeanors or felonies?
Were they out on bail, parole, etc., if so?

Massachusetts, folks. Reporting ain’t too good up there in Kennedy country.

If anyone follows up on this case, please post it here at FR. You can even attach it to this article.


5 posted on 03/03/2013 8:35:49 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Jack Hydrazine

take the dog out to the range, rig up a paw-trigger, and see what he can do!


6 posted on 03/03/2013 8:36:23 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Good doggie?


7 posted on 03/03/2013 8:36:52 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

Don’t know. He might have been trying to shoot the dog at the house where the bullet hit!


8 posted on 03/03/2013 8:38:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Given that this Massachusetts, the homeowners were probably charged with illegal possession of the spent bullets.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 8:43:06 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Jeeze - why not a big magnet on a string instead of a dog?


10 posted on 03/03/2013 8:44:38 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Will officer Ivan be put on administrative duty pending investigation of the AD?


11 posted on 03/03/2013 8:47:02 PM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I totally love that doggy animated gif every time I see it.
But I wonder, what software do I need to see it move offline? Has anyone else solved this problem?


12 posted on 03/03/2013 8:51:43 PM PST by Bethaneidh (another literalist.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Lawrence is the pits.

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13 posted on 03/03/2013 8:52:00 PM PST by Mears
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s ok because now police dogs are magically the equivalent of a warrant, the Supreme Court said so.


14 posted on 03/03/2013 8:52:48 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Any eyewitnesses?

Think I've heard this one before - something bad happens and the dog gets the blame.
Usually it's flatulence or missing homework...

15 posted on 03/03/2013 8:53:43 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Slump Tester
Jeeze - why not a big magnet on a string instead of a dog?

You aren't entirely serious here, but let me offer a serious answer. It was not known what exactly the criminal had buried in the snow. It could be drugs, for example - and those are not magnetic. A dog is the most universal detector.

16 posted on 03/03/2013 8:58:27 PM PST by Greysard
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To: Bethaneidh
But I wonder, what software do I need to see it move offline?

Well, you can right-click and save it on your computer, then open it in a browser -- that would technically be offline.
Other than that you could try image-viewers, I used to have one for DOS (called PICTVIEW) that handled GOBS of formats and could do some impressive things (i.e. pallette optimization, color reduction) [impressive because of how QUICK it was].

17 posted on 03/03/2013 9:01:05 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

With all the policemen shooting dogs dead, it seems only reasonable for police dogs to at least put a scare into a few people.


18 posted on 03/03/2013 9:03:08 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Cvengr
There probably are charges against improper disposition of a firearm allowing somebody untrained to accidentally discharge it.

They need a presentation from the NRA's Eddie Beagle.

19 posted on 03/03/2013 9:19:07 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That’s the third dog in as many weeks to discharge a firearm. Are we sure these incidents are accidental?


20 posted on 03/03/2013 9:26:29 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What did the K9 officer think after he fired the shot into the house?

Hint: he was fearful he would lose his job.


21 posted on 03/03/2013 9:38:51 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: ZOOKER; All

True story. My husband who had a serious personal gas problem and I were visiting a friend in Vermont. Usually my husband tried to release his gas away from me which I much appreciated. However, one night after we were in bed I/we were struck with an overpowering aroma. I looked at him and said, “For gosh sakes, you were just in the bathroom!” He looked at me and said, “I’m innocent, I didn’t do it.” Then we heard a slight noise and upon looking under the bed found our host’s old dog hiding there. “See,” my husband said, “I told you I was innocent.” Incidentally, my husband’s personal problem was later cured after a week of eating yogurt every day.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 9:43:48 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Ans: doggone.


23 posted on 03/03/2013 9:43:56 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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>> K-9 Ivan

Maybe we should stick with the German dogs.


24 posted on 03/03/2013 9:45:14 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: gleeaikin

Jumpin’ jack flash!


25 posted on 03/03/2013 10:37:37 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ZOOKER

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_kLdO3EsECs


26 posted on 03/03/2013 11:59:21 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Mears; Madame Dufarge
Dufarge is from Lawrence... But as she is always quick to point out, South Lawrence.

;O)

27 posted on 03/04/2013 12:26:23 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Impy

Feinstein wants to know if the doggy passed a background check


28 posted on 03/04/2013 12:27:14 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: gleeaikin

Jarrow probiotic powder will get get rid of gas and vastly improve digestion, beans included

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/jarrow-formulas-inc-jarro-dophilus-fos-70-grams-pwdr


29 posted on 03/04/2013 12:31:33 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Of all the dogs cops have shot, not one has discharged a firearm. The first one to do so and it is a cop dog.


30 posted on 03/04/2013 4:19:29 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Believe it or not they’re probably NOT illegal aliens but rather Puerto Ricans.

And most of the illegal aliens you’ll find in Massachusetts are Brazilians, and work at Dunkin Donuts....


31 posted on 03/04/2013 4:28:15 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Lawrence isn’t part of Boston.


32 posted on 03/04/2013 4:41:18 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Jack Hydrazine

comment to a story on this in local paper the Eagle Tribune:

>>do we now call that gun a pawed-off shotgun..just saying


33 posted on 03/04/2013 4:41:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: TigersEye
The dog ate my homework fired the gun
34 posted on 03/04/2013 4:42:25 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

35 posted on 03/04/2013 4:44:01 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Alas Babylon!

Would think most illegal aliens don’t work...and collect EBT cards/welfare, but who knows


36 posted on 03/04/2013 4:47:01 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: gleeaikin

Not a true story: When I met my first girlfriend, she invited me over for Sunday dinner. We were all sitting at the table and I had been out fishing the night before and drank a LOT of beer. I had gas real bad and raised up on one cheek and let one slide, to be accompanied by a little noise and a lot of aroma. Buster, the dog was sitting at my feet and the mother said “Buster. Here.” I figured they thought the dog did it and I let another on rip. Ma said “Buster! HERE.” I figured I had it made and five minutes later another snuck out. She finally yelled “ Buster! Get over here before he shiites on you!”


37 posted on 03/04/2013 5:17:24 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

A dog firing a weapon? That’s pretty good. I can’t even get mine to fetch a beer from the fridge.


38 posted on 03/04/2013 6:01:10 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: metesky

“Dufarge is from Lawrence..”


Oops !

(Lawrence isn’t the Lawrence she grew up in anyway)

.


39 posted on 03/04/2013 8:32:45 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears
(Lawrence isn’t the Lawrence she grew up in anyway)

Don't we know it! You were right the first time, but you were too kind to Lawrence.

40 posted on 03/05/2013 12:13:05 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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