Don't you just love it!!!
This is a discussion on AK - good citizens (plural) arrest. :) within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Gotta hand it to these folks http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_al...-7675688c.html and - Thorne Bay crowd arrests suspects in assault The Associated Press Published: May 24, 2006 Last Modified: ...
Gotta hand it to these folks
and -Thorne Bay crowd arrests suspects in assault
The Associated Press
Published: May 24, 2006
Last Modified: May 24, 2006 at 03:42 PM
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - A crowd of about 30 Thorne Bay residents made a citizens arrest of three teenagers suspected of assaulting a 55-year-old man.
Richard Pitcher, 18, was subsequently charged Monday with felony assault and minor-age drinking. Two boys age 16 and 13 were charged with assault and drinking as minors, referred to juvenile authorities and released to their parents.
The teens claimed the crowd used excessive force in restraining them and Alaska State Troopers are investigating.
Thorne Bay is a community of about 500 people 47 miles northwest of Ketchikan on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island.
The 55-year-old man was attacked near the Thorne Bay Market at about 7:50 p.m. He suffered a cut eye and bruises on his head and face.
City Administrator and Fire Chief Michael Harper told the Ketchikan Daily News that word of the assault spread quickly across a local radio system established for emergencies.
About 30 Thorne Bay residents responded to the initial assault report.
The suspects fled and armed themselves with a pipe, a wrench and a large rock, according to Trooper Robert Claus.
The crowd confronted the teens and Pitcher threatened one in the group with a large rock, witnesses said. The man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Pitcher, according to Claus, and Pitcher put the rock down.
Claus said it took him about an hour to drive from Klawock to Thorne Bay.
He found the suspects bound by rope and duct tape struggling to get loose.
The assault victim told Claus that the two boys punched him repeatedly in the face while Pitcher stood by, swinging a golf club in a threatening manner. The man joined the group of people who arrested the three and told Claus that he saw Pitcher threaten one of the men "with a boulder," Claus said.
Pitcher was charged with third-degree assault, a felony, and jailed in Craig.
He was ordered held on $2,750 bail. He remained jailed Wednesday afternoon.
The three teens accused the arresting citizens of using excessive force. Claus said troopers would investigate.
One of the three said he had been hogtied, with a piece of rope passed through his mouth to quiet him, Claus said.
"I didn't see that," he said
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Don't you just love it!!!
I'd say you have the word of 30 witnesses against 3 disgruntled criminals. Cheers to the residents of Thorne Bay.
May it serve as a warning to any other potential cretins!
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That should happen more often
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I say a BIG well done to the non in that town!!
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and a lot of practice
Dispatchers have the best jobs
we tell the police where to go and they have
to do it. Policy manual says so.
yup yup. another good deed by us alaskans.
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ahhh poor bad guys got a bit roughed up after they ganged up and beat a innocent man. I feel so sorry for them.
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