Police charge owner of pit bull killed by police officer in Lebanon

Police have identified and charged the owner of the pit-bull killed by an officer in December. Police have charged Christine Webb, 45, from Lebanon, with Dogs Running at Large.

On December 15th, 2012, police say a pit bull charged the officer twice before he shot and killed the dog. It happened in the grassy common area west of the 13th Street parking lot for Brookside Apartments. The officer was responding to a complaint of two dogs running loose behind the Brookside Apartments. The officer spotted the dogs, described as a poodle and a “vicious” pit bull as he walked to the grassy area. According to a press release, when the pit bull saw the officer it bared its teeth and charged him. The officer sidestepped the dog, but when it turned and charged him again, he shot and killed the dog.

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Pit bull advocate unleashes pit bull to elude Trenton police

Tony Butler is a wanted man after he unleashed a pitbull on police to give himself time to escape.

At 8:45 p.m. Tactical Unit 2 detectives Jason Astbury, Wilfredo Delgado and Aaron Bernstein were patrolling near the 300 block of Hanover Street looking to confiscate weapons. Butler noticed the officers and put his hand near his waist as if he was going for a gun while walking onto the porch of a vacant home. Astbury ordered Butler to show his hands, but Butler ran inside the home. Astbury chased the suspect inside the home where he saw Butler holding the gun in one hand and the leash to a pit bull in the other. Butler dropped both and fled the scene. The dog chased Astbury out the front door before Astbury fired a single shot to the animal’s head.

“Unfortunately he had to put the dog down, but it was that or get bit,” Sgt. Tony Manzo said.

Police recovered a .32 revolver with five rounds loaded. Butler is wanted on charges two counts of possession of a weapon for the gun and dog, aggravated assault on a police officer and charges for fleeing police.

Later that night, at 11:30 p.m. Detectives Brian Susche and Fredrick Bender arrested Justin Hill, 25, of Trenton after he was found with a loaded 9mm Ruger with 15 rounds and 18 grams of crack cocaine following a traffic stop on Walnut and Chestnut Streets. He was charged with possession of a weapon, certain persons not to have a weapon, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of a weapon during a narcotics operation, possession of controlled substance with 500 feet of a park, possession of CDS near a school, possession of a CDS and possession with intent to distribute.

In light of Friday’s crime wave, Manzo said police tactical units will keep pursuing violent offenders and guns.

“Guns we take off the street can’t injure or kill people,” Manzo said. “We’ll keep fighting and we’ll keep

Pitbull dies after police standoff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say a pet pitbull that was shot during a standoff has died.
The Anchorage Daily News (http://is.gd/OWA5Qd ) says the dog named Blue was released outside by its 22-year-old owner, Lydell Butler, during the standoff Friday evening. Police say the dog was taken to Pet Emergency and it was euthanized.
Police say the dog was shot after it lunged at a police officer.
According to police, the officer was among officers who responded to a call that Butler had sent a woman a text message, violating a domestic violence restraining order.
Parker says Butler also had warrants for his arrest on outstanding burglary, assault and criminal mischief charges.
Butler was arrested for the warrants and on additional charges of assault, resisting arrest and violating a domestic violence restraining order.

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D.C. officer shoots pit bull charging at child, police say

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A District police officer shot and wounded a pit bull Thursday morning as the animal charged at a child in Anacostia, a department spokesman said.

Officer Araz Alali said police were called to the 1900 block of 17th St., SE, near Minnesota Avenue and Good Hope Road, about 7:30 a.m. for a report of a loose dog running yard to yard.

“One of the officers sees the pit bull charging at a child and to protect the juvenile, the officer discharged her service weapon,” Alali said.

The spokesman said the dog was alive at last report at 8:10 a.m. and was being treated by animal control officers. Alali said that neither the child nor the officers were harmed.

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