Friday, November 04, 2011

Dog Shooting Update ... The Rest of the Story?

Another reader shared the following link with SCATS. It appears the Greece Police Dept. is now included among other "DogMurderers" for the Halloween shooting of a Rottweiler on the loose in the Kinmont Dr. neighborhood.  

Also, this week's Greece Post (print edition, pg. 4A) has an interesting entry (see below) in the Police Calls section for the recent arrest of one resident who claims to reside at the same address where the dog lived. I say he claims to live there, because I'm told property records show he owns a different property around the corner from the Kinmont Dr. address.

DWI charge on Kinmont Drive: Around 3:40AM on Thursday, Oct. 27, Vitaly Maksimchuk, 20, of 217 Kinmont Dr. was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful fleeing. Police say Maksimchuk allegedly refused to stop on Latta Rd. and continued to drive to the area of his home where he was taken into custody without incident.

SCATS ~~ Now I know why Dennis Maksimchuk seemed so calm and docile when talking to reporters right after his brother's pooch was shot. Vitaly had already had an encounter with GPD just a few days prior! So was the dog's owner really out-of-town? Or sitting in jail?

And when will GPD give a special sharpshooter award to the officer who "was less than five feet away from that dog when it charged at him, when he fired the shots” according to Capt. Chatterton? I mean they say they need 21+ feet to use anything less than a bullet to bring down a man wielding a knife, so firing 2 rounds into a dog that's charging from only 5 feet away is a Super-human accomplishment that ought to be awarded.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps there is a lesson for you...keep your cats inside.

SCATS said...

To 4:03PM ~~ A lesson specifically for moi? Ha! Cats are NOT required to be kept restrained the way dogs are ;)

Methinks there is something very stinky about this story concerning the dog shooting and the way it has evolved with wording changes over time. ALL Greece cops should be required to shoot at and hit a leaping mutt from just 5 feet ... meow!

Anonymous said...

I agree with your observations Scats. Something smells with the changing details. Then again its gpd. What more can I say?

Anonymous said...

I got a hundred bucks says no cop on GPD can draw and fire hitting a 100 pound Rottie charging him before the dog makes the cop a snack.

This is just like when the Lab got shot by the wimp Greece Cop. The gun was already in hand and aimed as a friendly dog walked up.

If that Rottie was nasty why the hell didn't he bite a soft target like a kid in a costume before the cops got there?

GPD Cops are gun happy around dogs.
Greece cops are chicken$#!t!