Sandusky police deal with fallout in dog shooting

(UPDATED WITH PROTEST VIDEO) Police chief getting nasty emails from people upset about officer shooting dog
Sandusky Register Staff
Feb 27, 2013

 

Sandusky police Chief Jim Lang said his department has been receiving (click here) emails from people angry about last week's fatal shooting of a dog on Washington Court.

Officer Brad Wilson shot the dog after responding to a complaint about a dog running loose in the area. Police said the dog chased after the mailman and two residents (read here). The incident was recorded by a camera in Wilson's police cruiser (view here).

The dog's owner, Donna Hansen, has launched a grassroots movement to protest the shooting. Hansen appeared in Sandusky Municipal Court Wednesday, where she pleaded not guilty to citations for dog at large and unlicensed dog. Afterward, she appeared on Between the Lines Live, the Register's online news program (view here).

For more on this story — and for coverage of Wednesday's community protest outside the municipal court — pick up Thursday's Register or subscribe to the epaper here.

Also, click on the PDF below to read the emails some angry folks sent to the police department. There was one email expressing support for Wilson's decision to shoot the dog.

Comments

Bluto

Ms Hansen is the only one responsible for her dogs death . She has a history of not being able to control her dog , and failed to obtain a licence for the same dog . She had every opportunity to make this right yet didn't . Now she wants to blame others for her neglect of Lucy . Poor dog never had a chance . Ms Hansen should never be allowed to own pets ever again .

Ithink

That doesn't constitute the right to shoot the dog. If a mother was neglectful, can we shoot the children?

meowmix

Oh for god's sake--get real. Your comment isn't insightful, nor thought provoking, just ridiculous.

Bluto

If this were a child running around unattended they would have arrested them both for child neglect . Besides a child wouldn't be chasing people down and growling at them . Your comment is asinine .

arnmcrmn

@Bluto....welcome to Merica 2013, where everyone tries so hard to compare apples to oranges and fails (talking about the post above about kids and dogs).

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BULLISDEEP

Three cats, that dog must have been real mean to live in the same house.
COP KILLED THAT DOG .

BytheBy

Yep he did. He had every reason to kill it!

sam88marie

The thing here is, The women should have had the dog inside and tags, so on so on, but Dogs get out, they do it all over, they are animals that can get out, The police officer should of handled this differently in a huge way, they are all at fault, DOGS or animals do not have a voice, we are their voice. My brother is a police officer and still disagree with what this police officer did. Im sorry but he could have done something different, and the women could have done something different. There will always be someone that agrees to disagree. That dog suffered for what we as humans did!!!! End of story.

somethingaboutmo

That is what the human race does best... Blames others for their problems.

dontknowmuch

When will the dog's owner accept the responsibility for having an unlicensed dog running at large? If the dog is secured, this never becomes a story.

grandmasgirl

These comments will keep coming. Ms. Hansen is like a martyr to irresponsible pet lovers. Reminds me of Middle Eastern countries where the more irresponsible you are, the more you are looked up to. I still am not 100% sure what happened. I do know that this has turned into way more than it should have. Until people stop commenting and let this story die, then Ms. Hansen will keep getting the attention that she wants.

DGMutley

I disagree with you. Ms. Hansen hasn't been shown to be an irresponsible pet lover. Just the opposite.

The sad situation here is that Officer Wilson should have found someone who could have handled Lucy. He could have waited.

KnuckleDragger

The only reason this has turned into the fiasco that it has is because she is being used by Matt Westerhold to further his agenda against SPD. In a week, no one will know or even care about Ms. Hansen nor her criminal boyfriend.

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BillBaker1

You are correct. Matt Westerhold is a disgrace to the city of Sandusky and all surrounding communities. He attacks every Law Enforcement agency he can find. He has a agenda against all police and it needs to be controled. Someday he is going to need them and if he keeps it up no one will come.

Amythe K

Not true Knuckle Dragger..Donna has massive support from many who are unconcerned with Matt Westerhold's agenda. There was a facebook page up and running well before her interview.

BytheBy

Donna created the page and then had her thug friends posting about killing police officers.

Figures YOU would have no problem with that!

margaritaville88

We are responsible dog owners. We put our 13 yr old girl down last year. We keep our dogs inside and constrained when out. We get our tags every year and respect our neighbors. We now have a Golden Retriever we adopted and she is cared for the proper way. END OF STORY, wake up people....YOU try and be an officer in this crazy town once !!

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BW1

I raise my kids to behave and not break the law, but that doesn't mean I'd defend executing someone else's kid for spraypainting his name on a building. That's essentially what you're saying. Dogs get loose - chains break, fences get damaged, stuff happens. Show me where the law specifies that the penalty for dog at large is the savage killing of the dog, AND without any due process.

Bluto

Her boyfriend could have got off his a$$ and retrieved Lucy , who had been barking her head off , but no . He didn't show his face until after she had been shot . She could have a been hit by a car , attacked a small child , or even just ran off and got lost . How much neglect should she have suffered before you people see Ms Hansen as the real bad guy here ? A child blames others for their failures , an adult accepts , and learns from them.

margaritaville88

Thanks Bluto..some people don't get it..so sad

EdO's

Some people don't get it is right. You. Bluto and the others clamoring that the owner got what was coming to her.

There is the "law". People who have animals who get out or people who don't get animal licenses get fined. They have to pay. That is the required penalty by law. They don't get their animal killed.

The man who chose vigilante justice happens to be a person entrusted with upholding the law. He is paid by the taxpayers to uphold our laws.

That is what is wrong with this situation - the man who is paid to uphold our laws completely ignored them. The man who shot the dog did wrong. And, the chief who defends wrong doing cannot be held in a position of honor by the people who know better.

Justice for the people; justice for the dog.

Bluto

You are wrong . If this dog had attacked a small child and killed it , you people would be calling for the owner's heads right now . If they had secure their dog NONE of this would have happened . Given the situation the officer did what he had to , to keep the public safe . It may not have been pretty , but Ms. Hansen and her boyfriend could have saved Lucy by simply being there for her . Responsibility can be a bitter pill and sometimes you don't come out looking like the good guy . These people have been ignoring their responsibilities to Lucy for a long time , and now they have to deal with the repercussions . Eventually they will have to grow up and act like adults .

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BW1

No one's holding her blameless - blame is not always a zero sum thing. The kid painting graffiti probably doesn't have the best parents in the world either. That doesn't justify the senseless violence of the subsequent actions of the officer.

Regardless of how irresponsible she is, that doesn't erase the issue of an appropriate, proportional response to her irresponsibility. Last time I checked, we didn't send people to the gas chamber for stealing a candy bar, or hang jaywalkers. You're so all fired adamant that SHE was responsible, but the inevitable corollary to that is that the dog was NOT responsible, and the dog is the one who was summarily executed.

This is not an isolated incident. It's part of a growing trend of gratuitous police shootings of dogs, always with the excuse that the officer felt threatened, including two full grown male officers who saw the need for a .40 semiautomatic to deal with an 8 pound Yorkshire terrier.

No one who meets the physical requirements to be a police officer needs a gun to deal with any lone dog. I dispatched a larger male Rottweiler that was specifically trained to attack anyone and everyone, with nothing more than a rolled up newspaper as a 130 lb. decidely unathletic 14 year old.

http://reason.com/tags/puppycide

princedenny

You're comparing an aggressive, barking dog to children spray painting graffiti? That is so STUPID, it's almost funny.

A) Ms. Hansen repeatedly broke the law since the day she owned the dog,
B) She obviously didn't learn from previous citations,
C) The dog had a history of aggressive behavior,
D) The dog was barking and moving aggressively at Officer Wilson. Why else would he have been backing up?

If she ever gets another dog, maybe she'll learn from the mistakes she made while owning this one.

Licorice Schtick

IT's not true, BW, that "no one's holding her blameless." She has showed little sign of accepting her contribution to this outcome, or that of her boyfriend's, and most of her defender don't, either.

DGMutley

Really the issue is the justification for shooting the dog. I didn't see it or hear it in the video.

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BW1

"SHE" may not accept responsibility, but none of the people condemning the shooting are holding her blameless. We're saying that the response was not appropriate to the admittedly problematic situation.

princedenny

You're comparing an aggressive, barking dog to children spray painting graffiti? That is so STUPID, it's almost funny.

A) Ms. Hansen repeatedly broke the law since the day she owned the dog,
B) She obviously didn't learn from previous citations,
C) The dog had a history of aggressive behavior,
D) The dog was barking and moving aggressively at Officer Wilson. Why else would he have been backing up?

If she ever gets another dog, maybe she'll learn from the mistakes she made while owning this one.

Bluto

It is too bad the dog had to die , but the owners put that dog in that situation thus putting the officer in a situation where he had to choose between public safety or the dog's life . He obviously regretted having to shoot Lucy , but if the dog would have bolted he would not have been able to keep up with it . That could have lead to it encountering a small child who would be defenseless to protect themselves . He has to think of human life before the dog's . Like I said before the dog should have NEVER been out alone without a leash . That was Ms. Hansen's and her boyfriend's doing . To find blame they should look in the mirror .

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BW1

EVERY person who breaks the law puts themselves in a situation requiring police intervention. That doesn't mean we have Dirty Harry running around gunning down jaywalkers. The dog showed no inclination to venture more than 100 feet from its house.

You can theorize all the hypothetical outcomes you want, but in this country, we don't go all guns a'blazing over hypothetical outcomes. We require IMMINENT danger to people. Yes, the dog COULD HAVE run off and encountered a child, and COULD HAVE attacked that child, but that's chain of three unfounded assumptions. EVERY drunk leaving Daly's COULD get behind the wheel of a car and slam into a family leaving Cedar Point, but that doesn't mean we breathalyze and arrest them at the door to the bar, let alone execute them.

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oops duplicate

Ithink

So the dog can be shot because of the owners? Is this what this world is coming to? Sad

Bluto

Unfortunately that is the case . And yes , it is sad that Lucy had to die because of the incompetence of her owners .

DGMutley

You don't even believe that. You know it was wrong, quit trying to rationalize Officer Wilson shooting the dog.

BytheBy

Doesn't need to be rationalized. He did the right thing by shooting the dog.

arnmcrmn

@Ithink......Dogs are not humans. They hold about .00001% the mental capability to most human beings. Maybe a different case with these owners, but yes the law states that the OWNER is directly responsible for THEIR PET.

Definition of a Pet.....A domestic or tamed animal or bird kept for companionship or pleasure and treated with care and affection.

When an owner fails to domesticate their pet, law enforcement can act on that.

Nor'easter

He was hiding from a bench warrant concerning a disorderly conduct charge from last year. He was arrested and paid fine after the dog incident that day. What a MAN!

Mum-of-One

BW1, "due process" for a dog, what about "due process" for the mail carrier who was just trying to do a job. The dog was not just a dog at large. It was a menace. The police were called by the mail carrier who had to seek refuge in someone's house because the dog was threatening. It was not just a cute little puppy out for a walk and slipped its collar. It was outside because someone opened the door and let it out as usual. It was always out and barking to get in. Ms Hansen said in her interview that they let the dog out and it would bark to get in. The neighbors didn't like the fact that it was always out and barking. There have been many complaints about her dog. She was at work. Her boyfriend was home but he didn't help the mail carrier, the police did.

DGMutley

If you watch the BTL video this all happened within a few minutes. Mail lady called police, police responded in 3 minutes. It is a good question: "Why didn't anyone bother to knock on Ms. Hansen's door?"

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Sandusky Regist...

I agree with you DGMutley. "Why didn't anybody bother to knock on Ms. Hansen's door?" Also if the mail lady felt so threatened then why wasn't she still on the neighbors porch or in their house when the officer arrived just 3 minutes after being called. Apparently she was able to walk away and continue delivering the mail without much concern. And then there is the dash cam video where the officer even called out the name of the guy that had come out of the house like he knew him.

crazyaide

because he has been in trouble with the law several of times....not related to the dog..that is why officer wilson knew his name!!

Nor'easter

Fact is the police attempted to contact owner, who would not answer because boyfriend in the house had a bench warrant for his arrest. Rather than face the police and go to jail over bench warrant, he hid in the house until the dog was shot and then came out to complain. He was subsequently arrested on the bench warrant. Name is Jesse Likes and he paid his fine to the court to stay out of jail later that day on a credit card. It is in the Sandusky Municipal Court records.

Bluto

Maybe because the dog wouldn't let them ? Maybe because everyone knew these people didn't care anyway ? They did have a history of letting the dog run loose , you know . If it had run out and got hit by a car would you blame the driver of the car ? If it had bitten someone would you blame the person it attacked ? If lightening had struck the dog , would you blame God ?

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BW1

Menace?
In the video the postal worker is nowhere to be seen. The 3 minutes it took the officer to get there is more than enough time for the dog to have made hamburger out of the postal worker. The dog can run 4 times as fast as the postal worker.

So, if we are to accept your thesis, that the dog was a menace and was clearly and unambiguously trying to attack the postal worker, how is it she doesn't have a mark on her?

DEspo413

Thank you Margaritavile88 .. Everyone trying to put blame. Fact is police were called for aggressive dog, come on people, how would you like to be a mailperson or a policeperson in this town. I feel sorry for the cop and the dog, shame on the owenrs for being irresponsible.

herbie_hancock

So now dogs are created as mans equals and require a trial, missed that one in the constitution... Terrible analogy haha.

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BW1

The dog is property that was destroyed by the state without due process for the owner.

Trustafarian

Simply resolution here. Show proof of ownership. Produce the current dog license that states she is the owner. Without such documentation the dog should be considered a stray and dealt with as such.

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BW1

Then I guess Hansen walks, right? Evidence of ownership, or lack thereof, cuts both ways.

Bluto

If Lucy was so precious to them , she would have had a license and been on a leash with one of them walking her .

Rod Farva

Appropriate due process was followed, the dog was perceived as an immediate threat to public safety and was dealt with accordingly. End of story.

KURTje

Miranda rights too? Surely you jest.

Trustafarian

I do jest, and don't call me Surely!

Rod Farva

Do you like to watch movies about gladiators?

Trustafarian

I'm a Brony. All I watch is My Little Pony movies.

Brainiac2007

This is wonderful news! Would it have mattered if the dog had a license in thus case? You people are ridiculous, if i had a dog i wouldn't license it either, and reason being is I'm completely sick of paying out unnecessary money. For gosh sakes they even want a damn garage sale permit, a permit to build a little shed on your own property, property YOU PAY FOR ALREADY, that dog license don't mean anything....all it its is another tactic to steal money from people....if the Dog had a license she would still be dead....do ya get that???

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BW1

Great point - in the video, I don't see the officer check for tags before shooting.

BytheBy

Of course he didn't. Just more bullcrap from Donna, Jesse and their criminal friends!

Now let's talk about Jesse endangering children!

Rod Farva

Tags are easy to see, unless they were up it's a**

itypedformiles

Most dogs are better people than most people I have met. This is a sad situation all around.

itypedformiles

Most dogs are better people than most people I have met. This is a sad situation all around.

24productions

Boy, for having a name as Brainiac, you sure don't use it for any good. Are you stupid or something? Automobiles, homes, guns, darn near anything not human should be registered. Without some type of tracking, or accountable paperwork, things, and animals alike would come up missing, or worse, used against the common citizen. What do you think the ulterior of insurance is?...not just to protect you and yours, but also the accountability, and, well, I use this word lightly as of this story, justice, for the peace.It sure is easy to neglect responsibility and accountability when you don't put your name on it, huh? REGISTER YOUR STUFF, ACCEPT WHAT IS TRUE, AND SHUT UP. All those in favor of slipping through the cracks, and "accidentally" breaking the law, only must suffer the consequence.

Edwin Ison

How would a county dog tag have helped in this situation?
County dog tags are nothing but thievery.

Edwin Ison

You can get a custom made tag at the pet store for a few dollars...the tag lasts for the life of the dog.... why is the county tag $18 dollars, every year?
You can have your dog micro-chipped for about $50.
The county dog warden should be eliminated...they do nothing.

Bluto

The tags are NOT the point . A loose dog threatening people is .

asweetnessabove

I have to agree 100%,

24productions

And my last post will most likely be mod. cut because it's the truth.

YouDon'tSay

Enough already! The owner was completely at fault and the officer was doing his job (which is to PROTECT and serve).

Ithink

I take issue with your statement. If you watch the video, the dog was looking the other way, had stopped walking, when Barney Fife felt like shooting his gun. Ridiculous!!

BytheBy

I saw a very aggresive dog that couldn't even be controlled by her owner or her owners live in lover!

The officer was RIGHT in putting the dog down. DEAL WITH IT!

Rod Farva

Ithink you're an idiot

Trustafarian

I think you're right

Rod Farva

Grizzly Adams agrees

KnuckleDragger

KnuckleDragger also agrees.

8ballinthesidepocket

You are correct and that should be the end of it. No license. No leash. And a history of poor control of her dog. What else is there to consider.

Boxer02

24 productions is right Brainiac you must be stupid ! The main reason you buy tags for your dog is if it runs away and becomes lost that way they can find out who the owner is !!! If you love your dog you will buy tags for it ! So the dog can be returned to you safely !! This is 90% of the owners fault !!

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BW1

Yet another case where the private sector does a better job than the government. You can get your dog microchipped for half the price of a license. That's why the state has to mandate participation in their dog recovery scheme, because they can't compete with the private sector on even footing.

BytheBy

You notice all the "new" commentators popping up? Her and all her low life friends trying to defend her irresponsibility. Won't work!

Is it true the boyfriend didn't come out because he has warrants? Typical!

Ithink

So let's shoot the dog because the owners were less than stellar citizens? Heck, let's shoot their children too. Oh, why stop there, let's burn their house down too. You people are idiots.

8ballinthesidepocket

All are great ideas, thank you for sharing.

BytheBy

You and Donnas friends threatening to shoot police officers because she is an irrsponsible pet owner is IDIOTIC!

Threatening to shoot an officer is a criminal offense. Hmmm...criminal offense, that's something Donna and Jesse are very familiar with now isn't it!!

Nor'easter

Case Number: CRB 1201549B
Defendant(s): Likes, Jesse D

05/18/2012
DEFENDANT PLEAD NOT GUILTY
CASE WAS FILED WITH COURT
CASE SET FOR A ARRAIGNMENT ON 05/18/2012 AT 9:00 AM

07/30/2012
DELAY PAYMENT FEE15.00
FINE AMOUNT $ 10.00
CRIMINAL COURT COSTS AS OF 01/18/11 $ 92.00
DEF. PLED NO CONT, FOUND G, FINE 10.00, SUSP
COSTS 92.00, SUSP

11/19/2012
LOCAL COURT COSTS $25.00
FINE BENCH WARRANT ISSUED ON DEFENDANT

02/21/2013
PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 417364 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 147.00
LOCAL COURT COSTS $5.00
CREDIT CARD FEE

02/22/2013
WARRANT WAS RECALLED/RETURNED

Nor'easter

Case Number: CRB 1201549B
Defendant(s): Likes, Jesse D

05/18/2012
DEFENDANT PLEAD NOT GUILTY
CASE WAS FILED WITH COURT
CASE SET FOR A ARRAIGNMENT ON 05/18/2012 AT 9:00 AM

07/30/2012
DELAY PAYMENT FEE15.00
FINE AMOUNT $ 10.00
CRIMINAL COURT COSTS AS OF 01/18/11 $ 92.00
DEF. PLED NO CONT, FOUND G, FINE 10.00, SUSP
COSTS 92.00, SUSP

11/19/2012
LOCAL COURT COSTS $25.00
FINE BENCH WARRANT ISSUED ON DEFENDANT

02/21/2013
PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 417364 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 147.00
LOCAL COURT COSTS $5.00
CREDIT CARD FEE

02/22/2013
WARRANT WAS RECALLED/RETURNED

asweetnessabove

Also, if you love your dog you would make sure it was in a secured area so that it doesn't get out and cause problems. This never would have happened if the owner was RESPONSIBLE!

KnuckleDragger

Actually, the main reason for tags is to identify the owner of a dog so that authorities know who to assess fines to. They are also required to ensure that the owner has a current rabies vaccination for the dog.

Brainiac2007

Hey dippy, im probably far more intelligent than you are! Have your dog micro chipped if your afraid of it running away! I don't feel the county needs the extra money if your dog is taken care of properly at the vet! (hence the micro chip) just making sure you were smart enough to correlate those 2 gestures. Both sides need to take responsibility PERIOD! Yes she deserves a fine, but SO does the guy (not even worthy of being called officer) behind the firearm, that dog posed no threat PERIOD, and its funny how all you ignorant people can watch a video that shows the dogs actions at the time the firearm discharged (SHE WAS SITTING IN HER OWN YARD).......get a grip both sides are at fault, suck it up buttercup its past your bedtime.

BytheBy

I am guessing you are one of her lowlife friends.
She is the only one at fault. You need to "suck" THAT up!

meowmix

Well Brainy-- If you feel that the "extra money" it takes to license a pet is unnecessary, don't bother getting plates for your car, or a driver's license --see how far that will get you. No one is still answering the question why the man of the house didn't bother going outside... high or warrants?

Kottage Kat

He had warrents

Bluto

Microchip ? Do you really think that every community around this country has strays checked for microchips ? That's funny .

BytheBy

Actually, yes. They are scanned for microchips once they are taken in.

24productions

Okay...you wanna pull the video into this...seems to me, the home the "boyfriend" came from was on the adjacent property. Now I may be wrong on that, I admit, I also admit not to be trolled by the likes of you Peaniac1999, but none the less, that dog was in forward motion, not 5 seconds before OFFICER Wilson fired. If that were a criminal, would this be an issue?...I think not. And if a dog, or lion, or any other animal pressed up on me,I, having a badge, on a risk call?...well, you're DA*N right I'm gonna' pull out the power.

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BW1

Dog was stationary for the 5 seconds before firing, cupcake.

BytheBy

The dog was a menace. Deal with it!

24productions

Wrotts can be a force to be respected. I owned one for years, and would never, NEVER, allow the chance for him to come up missing, not for one second. Registration, tags, and responsible penning, is how I made that happen.

BytheBy

Her and her troll friends just don't get it!
They want to live the thug life, they suffer the consequences.

24productions

And if he "waited" 7 seconds BW1?...then what...inevitable.

nobodycares

fire the cop and the mail carrier

24productions

She was rockin' pounce legs, ears back, teeth shown. If that was protecting the homestead, then I would like to know why it seemed she was in the neighbors yard...??? Hmmmm?

Pastor Ron

Well apparently Jesse was pretending not to be home. Seems like there was a warrant out for his arrest. Shooting the dog got Jesse a get out of jail free card.

1 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/12/2008
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0802289
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CONSUMING U/AGE
Case Type: Criminal
2 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/17/2010
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB1001536A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DOM VIOLENCE
Case Type: Criminal
3 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/17/2010
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB1001536B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: ASSAULT
Case Type: Criminal
4 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/17/2010
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB1001536C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CHILD ENDANGER
Case Type: Criminal
5 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/04/2010
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRA1003658A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: B & E
Case Type: Criminal
6 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/04/2010
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRA1003658B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: THEFT
Case Type: Criminal
7 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/03/2011
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB1100013
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal
8 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/03/2011
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB1101539
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: ASSAULT
Case Type: Criminal
9 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/01/2011
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF1102053
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil
10 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/18/2012
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: CRB1201549A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: INTOXICATION
Case Type: Criminal
11 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/18/2012
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB1201549B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal
12 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D.
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 04/18/2012
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF1200703
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil
13 Concerning: Likes, Jesse D.
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/01/2012
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF1201999
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil

Nor'easter

If "boyfriend" had come out and gotten the dog, this could have been prevented. SR failed to report that he was arrested on a bench warrant for CRB 1201549B following this incident and paid fine for Disorderly Conduct case from 2012 after arrest.

Case Number: CRB 1201549B
Defendant(s): Likes, Jesse D

05/18/2012
DEFENDANT PLEAD NOT GUILTY
CASE WAS FILED WITH COURT
CASE SET FOR A ARRAIGNMENT ON 05/18/2012 AT 9:00 AM

07/30/2012
DELAY PAYMENT FEE15.00
FINE AMOUNT $ 10.00
CRIMINAL COURT COSTS AS OF 01/18/11 $ 92.00
DEF. PLED NO CONT, FOUND G, FINE 10.00, SUSP
COSTS 92.00, SUSP

11/19/2012
LOCAL COURT COSTS $25.00
FINE BENCH WARRANT ISSUED ON DEFENDANT

02/21/2013
PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 417364 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 147.00
LOCAL COURT COSTS $5.00
CREDIT CARD FEE

02/22/2013
WARRANT WAS RECALLED/RETURNED

crazyaide

Shocker!!!!

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2cents

Now I know why he punched the wall, the incodent got him BUSTED! LOL

Ithink

I noticed a child endangering case. Does that mean we can shoot the children? That'll show 'em huh?

Pastor Ron

Much like Jesus died on the cross for our sins...... Lucy died in the driveway for Jesse's crimes.

Brainiac2007

Your quite the ------, maybe false prophets need to meet up with the same
---- hmmmm? Too many of you fakes, that care less about humanity walking the face of this earth. Jesses actions have nothing to do with whether or not this dog was in the process of attacking. Its more disturbing that this officer stood over this dog for over 10 minutes while it cried, moaned, flailed, and drown on her own blood and vomit (as you explicitly heard in the video)that's INHUMANE!!! There's no 2 ways to look at it, if you people read my other posts I stated my opinion is EVERYONE perceives threats differently, maybe the guy did feel threatened whereas you and I wouldn't have but if he truly did, OK I guess, but to let the dog suffer deserves a reprimand.....there should be no room for discussion, if you can allow another living creature to suffer like that WHILE YOU JUST WATCH IT UNFOLD you have mental issues!

BytheBy

He is scum just like her. DEAL WITH THAT!

Child endangering? You are defending him? I guess lowlifes stick together.

Ithink

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BytheBy

What he did was protect the public from a menace!

Only an idiot would want a vicious dog running around.

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Sandusky Regist...

It's pure bs if this cop felt threatened! He's a war veteran for Christ's sake. He wanted to shoot that animal and used a plausible excuse.

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How low is the Register going to go. You are a disgrace to the Newspaper Industry. You have every right to tell this story even though i do not believe it is newspaper worthy. But to attack the man and involve his Military Service is a disgrace. Shame on the Register I will never buy one of the BS papers again.

crazyaide

Nothing new...

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BillBaker1

It must be easy to sit behind a desk and write about these things. What would have you done if you were in his shoes.

bama

I have read the comments on this article as well as the previous ones and I gotta agree with some. The dog was unlicensed and unrestrained as required by law. According to the Municipal Court entries that someone posted, the owner is no stranger to getting ticketed for the same activity. The boyfriend, wow, he had a lengthy record including a child endangerment charge and speaking of him, where exactly was he prior to the officer shooting the dog? He showed up johnny on the spot after it was shot. Speaking of child endangerment, what if this dog had mauled a child? Would the owner or her boyfriend have shown up to claim the dog and the responsibility or because there were no tags on the dog, just drifted back into the background and acted as if they didn't even know the dog? Bottom line here, in my opinion, is that no one can see the dogs face in the video so who are all of the armchair quarterbacks to say whether or not the dog was showing or not showing her teeth. What about the other reports of the dog going after others? The mail person or the other reported victims of this reported aggressive animal. I see the posts and read the emails that the officer could have done something else instead of shooting the dog. What if those less lethal options failed and the officer was attacked? Was he supposed to take a bite for the team 1st before he shot what he believed as well as others believed was a vicious dog? Everyone who has said he should have done something other than what he did should volunteer their services for the next time a pit bull, rott and other attack type dog gets loose and show the police just how it should have been taken care of but for most, these are the same people who complain about law enforcement until they want them for something and then it's a whole new ballgame.

Mum-of-One

Ms. Hansen's interview on Between the Lines was a real eye opener. She said that Lucy was not only a Rottweiler but she was a "house dog". They never took her for walks. Sounds like a good responsible owner to me. She should have just paid her fines and been quiet, none of this can help if you ask me. Her reputation as a dog owner is completely shot now.

BytheBy

She claimed on Between the Lines that the criminal boyfriend could have been cleaning the house, going to the bathroom, or something else.
How does she not know? Did she even ask him? He put the dog out and went inside to sleep. Period!

Irresponsible is her middle name. Living with a guy that has been charged with endangering a child? Oh yeah, mother of the year!

DGMutley

I hate to say it but you seem to be a little judgmental. So, it was all right then for the Officer Wilson to shoot the dog?

BytheBy

Yes. The dog was a menace and every person in that neighborhood was endangered.

crazyaide

I do not believe that is what he is saying..

Father of 1

Bama is spot on. In the interview she couldn't control her kid either. I'm curious if anyone saw the same video I saw. The dog was in the middle of the street when the officer pulled up. Then the dog came all the way to the cruisers driver side barking to the point the dog was out of sight on the camera. Then after he tried to get the dog in the back seat the dog retreated. The officer slowly moved toward where the dog retreated to and didn't unholster his weapon until he get between the houses. Then the dog charged out from between the houses. From off the screen to right in front. In a perfect world the dog wouldn't have been shot. However it isn't a perfect world and these officers are put in unsafe situations all the time. They have split second decisions to make. We weren't in that position. Officer Wilson was. He did his job and handled the vicious dog how he felt he needed to at that time and I thank him for it. Some of you recommend he should have stayed in his car. Well lets say he does that and calls Barb. Even if she came it would be at least 15 minutes before she arrives. In that time the dog takes off. Come to find out it attacked some kid down the street or around the block. Then all you idiots who were not put in this situation would all run your mouths about how Officer Wilson just sat in his car and didn't do anything. Right? I thought so. You always will blame anyone else so the blame doesn't go where it should. The owners who don't take care of their precious "family member."

BytheBy

EXACTLY! AN officer going between houses has no idea what is waiting there for him. It could have been her criminal boyfriend or one of their "friends" waiting to attack or draw a weapon on the officer. Better her dog die than an officer or a member of the public.

her and their criminal friends are on facebook calling for open season on police officers. THEY should be charged!

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BULLISDEEP

No link for the facebook page ?

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BULLISDEEP

NEVER mind ,found this one

https://www.facebook.com/MakingC...

DGMutley

Father of 1,
He made no attempt to snare the dog. He just pointed his gun at it and shot it. The dog was doing nothing. So, you're ok with this protocol?

titanfan84

I'm not for either side but I had a little dog that did not get along with my daughter cause she was to rough with her so we had to give her away maybe when she is older we will be able to get another dog.

luvblues2

Little dogs are not usually good around little kids. The reason being is that the kids think of the tiny ones as toys. Also, being that small, the little dogs are more defensive.

May I add that dogs in general do not like delivery people. They feel that they are an intrusion on their property. Especially if they show up everyday and never socialize with the dog.

I understand that a postal worker doesn't have all day to get to know everyone's dog but, that's why dogs do what they do.

Both the owner and the cop were at fault, IMHO. That dog was clearly not a threat, but he (the cop) obviously doesn't know how a dog reacts. I am positive that I could have walked up to that dog and settled the situation without any violence. It would have taken me a good 45 minutes to be there, though. Obviously, not my call.

EDIT: PS. I have taken the time to be outside with my dogs when the mail delivery person shows up to let them socialize. You'd be amazed at how much they like to see each other. Also, the dog "learns" the around time and misses them on Sunday.

meowmix

Well gee whiz...go buy yourself a police scanner and be on the ready to assist the police if the time comes.

luvblues2

Thank you for the snide comment to my polite one, meowmix. Enjoy your day. :)

SOYOUSAY

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luvblues2

I am not an "unknowing idiot". You need to calm down. If you said just what you typed to a cop, you'd be in a jail cell right now.

meowmix

Oh, and now you're a lawyer. Pray tell what was typed that was against the law?

luvblues2

When a cop shows up at your house, call them an unknowing idiot and see what happens.

BytheBy

Her and her criminal friends don't want anyone knowing the truth.

I am going to have everyone I know send our own emails to Chief Lang praising Officer Wilson for protecting the community from a vicious animal.
It's time us law abiding citizens stage our own protest against lowlife scum like these people!

luvblues2

Scum?

BytheBy

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Second Opinion

EXCELLANT post SOYOUSAY.
I WAS bitten last year by a relatives dog that I knew, he came up barking as usual and then took a $21,000 chunk out of my arm and THEN acted like nothing happend!

The OWNERS are the ones who should have the picket signs in front of their homes demanding they can NEVER own an animal again, NOT THE COPS! Maybe we should change the law to protect society by shooting THE OWNERS!

What would you with such distorted views be writting if this dog bit a child, Seems the Cops can't win!

Mr. Lang, dont appolgize to these people, stand the ground, THE FAULT IS THE OWNERS AND NOT THE COPS. THis is like blaming a cop for shooting a bank robber who is threatening, DAH, if the jerk wasn't robbing the bank he wouldn't have been shot!
Bunch of loons in this society placing more importance on animals than humans safety.

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15 min over yet?

KURTje

Thank you Pastor Ron for showing the truth here. Those people need so much help.

meowmix

I too would like to send the Chief an e-mail on Officer Wilson's actions. I feel very sorry for him that he had to make this difficult decision but it was the right one---no one has a crystal ball to be able to see any other outcome. I'm thinking based upon it's owner, it probably wasn't long for this earth anyway.

Trustafarian

I'm sure they would appreciate that. Chief Lang's email address is: jlang@ci.sandusky.oh.us

meowmix

Thanks! Done.

crazyaide

Sent mine

Second Opinion

Face reality people, this is a FACT and its happening. Im serious what Im posting because its a serious topic.

Why is it that the Register makes this headline news but refuses to be concerned about 7500 people murdered yesterday and the same amount today, not with a gun but with a knife, little children believing to be secure and then suddenly a chemical is introduced and burns the skin off its body and burns the lungs away, then a knife cuts them up.

I sincerely wonder if those who are so upset abot shooting a dog has they themseleves had an abortion where this event took place, all because they say its their 'right' to have sex and then flush it.

Seems that society is upside down, only a real scumbag could justify this reversal of affections, loving animals over babies.

Lastly, I would love to know how many of those people who wrote Lang get upset over the animals shot so they can eat. Just sayin, (I am not a veggie, just making a point of the hypocracy)

jim1450

Because its local news in small hick town Ohio.

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Agree with you 100%!

If your pseudonym was thinkagain, your post would be deleted. I wrote a similar comment concerning the daily murder of 1000’s of innocent humans and it was quickly removed for being “off topic”.

sunshiny

Let's just picture for a minute that the police officer didn't shoot the dog, that had been traumatizing the neighborhood. And a child came walking home from school, and was attacked by that dog. You would all be all over that police officer for not doing his job! You shouldn't second guess someone's decision after the fact. Plain and simple. Keep your aggressive, attacking dog locked up. NO EXCUSES! Dog in yard or locked up, dog alive. I'll bet the neighbors are happy not to have to hear the barking any longer. I can't imagine why the guy in the house wasn't out long before he was. Show's real responsible pet ownership.

DGMutley

The dog wasn't traumatizing the neighborhood, she was just standing there looking at the officer. You're rationalizing the officer shooting the dog. He was wrong. Period.

MBR

Apparently it is wiser to fire one's gun IN A RESIDENTIAL area than it is to just hold the dog (who was not "lunging" as the lying cop stated) in position and wait 5 minutes for the dog warden or SPD animal control officer to arrive. This cop never even made the request for assistance from someone who had more training than him. His answer to the problem was simply, "Don't know what else to do. Gun. Fire. Problem solved."

Bluto

Come on !!! Everyone knows that druggies get these big dogs and train them to be vicious in order to protect their stash . As a police officer he knows this and was trained to act appropriately . I am not saying these particular people are into ,or are selling drugs , but a police officer has to consider that fact , or he may not go home to his own family .

Bluto

So , you live in this neighborhood and you know for a fact that the people who live here don't feel threatened by this dog ? Why didn't you save Lucy ?

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