Police Blotter: Man shoots pitbull, is charged with unlawful carrying of firearm

January 7, 2013 • Police Blotter

Unlawful carrying of firearm
Police were dispatched to East Wells Street, Friday, after a man shot a pitbull. The subject told officials that he saw the dog walking toward him, got scared, took out a .38 handgun and shot it. The owner reported that the dog was hit in the back of the neck. The bullet traveled down the rib cage and exited the body. The dog survived. The subject was arrested and charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Crescent Drive, Sunday. The victim reported that she was driving home when [auth] another driver tried to force her off the road. Around 12:30 a.m., she heard a vehicle playing loud music. When she checked to see what was happening, the vehicle had already left the area. As she went out to the street, she stepped on something soft which she thought was a cat. When she looked down, she saw seven dead cottontail rabbits left next to her parked car. Animal Services were called to pick up the bodies. The officer said the rabbits had been shot and were several days old at the time they were dumped.

•Police were dispatched to the 900 block of South Lea Avenue, Saturday, where a Frontier Scout revolver was stolen from a vehicle.
•Police were called to the 1200 block of West Summit Street, Friday, after a resident discovered nearly $2,000 worth of firearms and ammunition had been removed from a locked room inside a home. The missing weapons included a Marlin Model 60, a Marlin Model 336, three rifle cases, a cleaning kit, 1200 rounds of .22 caliber Remington ammunition, 100 rounds of Subsonic .22 caliber, a Sig Sauer 544 and a Romanian GAP WASR AK 47.
•Police responded to 1718 North Ohio Avenue, Saturday, where the officer met with a bank official who was a caretaker of foreclosed homes. He stated that the Ohio Avenue residence and two others, one on South Washington Avenue and a second on East Poe Street, had been burglarized. The subjects removed copper tubing, electrical fittings, a hot water heater and an air- conditioning unit. He estimated the losses and damages in excess of $2,000.

Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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