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

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 .

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