*** BREAKING NEWS ***
~ “Advice” For Lancaster Police ~
As we await word on what the Lancaster Police will do about the two officers caught on the WGAL video tape (click here), I need to print the most astonishing thing I found. You see, I went into the Lancaster Newspaper archives looking up the two officers involved and I found this:
Police dog bites 3 in city arrests
Lancaster New Era (PA)
Publication Date: November 2, 2004
Section: LOCAL NEWS
John M. Hoober III
Here's some advice for a wanted person:
Peacefully give up before Lancaster police bring their search dog Cico to look for you.
And other tip: Don't grab the dog's mouth.
Two alleged trespassers and a man wanted for parole violation ended up at the hospital after they were bitten by Cico in the past two nights. None of their wounds was serious.
Cico, who is Officer Michael Gerace's K-9 search dog, helped police apprehend all three individuals
…Breault and officers from the Selective Enforcement Unit followed the car, which Officer Todd Dickinson pulled over in the 900 block of South Duke Street.
But the teen sped away as police approached the car. Cintron "bailed out'' as the teen drove through an S-turn on South Duke Street, police said. He was seen running into fields near Lancaster County Central Park.
Enter Gerace and Cico.
A Gypsy Hill Road resident directed the two to the field where he saw the fleeing man emerge. Cico quickly found Cintron.
Police said Cintron "grabbed the canine's mouth area in an attempt to keep from being taken into custody.''
This was a painful mistake, as the dog bit Cintron on both forearms, police said. He was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment.
Police arrested Cintron on his original charges and added harassment of a police canine and disorderly conduct to the list.
….In a separate incident, Honeybone and Costigan were among five homeless people who allegedly entered a vacant real estate office building at 234 E. Walnut St. without permission on Sunday night, police said.
Police sought to arrest all of them on trespassing charges. Most of them would not come out of the home when police ordered them to do so.
This brought Gerace and Cico to the scene.
Honeybone was bitten on the arm and Costigan on the arm and buttocks, police said. They were treated and released from Lancaster General Hospital.
Ron Harper, Jr. has a video regarding Officer Michael Gerace and his dog (click here).
There is absolutely no reason a police dog should bite three people in two days. There is not one single reason in this world. Investigate this officer now.
There will be more tomorrow…