- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 22, 2005

Agents shoot man near Canadian border

HELENA, Mont. — Border patrol agents fatally shot a man near the Canadian border Friday after he reached for an object later determined to be a stun gun, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said.

The two agents were on regular patrol along the Canadian border when they spotted a stolen car with Illinois license plates.

The agents fired “in an act of self-defense,” said Ted Denning, acting chief patrol agent for the Havre Sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The identity of the victim was not released. The agents involved likely will be placed on administrative duty while the shooting is investigated, said Mario Villarreal, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman.

Deputy to face trial for threatening golfers

CHINO, Calif. — An Orange County sheriff’s reserve deputy was ordered to trial for purportedly pulling a gun on two slow-playing golfers at Los Serranos Golf & Country Club.

Witnesses said Raymond Yi, 44, pointed a gun at the golfers and flashed his sheriff’s badge during the July incident.

“I couldn’t believe this was happening on a golf course,” said golfer Marcelo Bautista, 35, a Los Angeles teacher who was playing on the course with his uncle, Gustavo Resendiz.

Mr. Bautista said Deputy Yi had hit two balls toward the men and, at the 14th hole, he hit Deputy Yi’s ball back toward him. He said Deputy Yi confronted him, left the fairway and returned with a badge and pointed a gun at his head.

Deputy Yi is charged with two counts of assault with a firearm and two counts of making criminal threats. He will be arraigned Nov. 1.

Search continues for missing student

NORMAL, Ill. — Police in central Illinois searched a landfill Friday after finding items belonging to a missing university student near a trash bin.

Olamide Adeyooye, a student at Illinois State University in Bloomington, Ill., vanished Oct. 13. Her car also was missing.

The Chicago Tribune reported that police have been using a plane to search for the green 1996 Toyota.

Investigators say documents with Miss Adeyooye’s name on them were found near the trash container, which was close to her apartment in Berkeley, Ill. Nothing was found in the landfill search.

Police were questioning a number of people identified as “persons of interest” but say they have no suspects.

Animal rescue workers charged with cruelty

GAMALIEL, Ark. — Two owners of an animal rescue operation were arrested after hundreds of dogs, some rescued from Hurricane Katrina, were found on the couple’s property groveling for food among urine and feces, authorities said yesterday.

Sheriff’s deputies found one dead dog, another with a broken leg and many with sores, Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said. From 400 to 500 dogs were on the two-acre lot, including 50 pit bulls rescued from Louisiana after the hurricane, the sheriff said.

William Hanson, 41, and his wife, Tammy Hanson, 38, were charged Friday with animal cruelty and released on $1,000 bond each. Messages left with the couple yesterday seeking comment were not returned.

From staff reports and wire dispatches

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