Day: January 20, 2015

Mat men make most of shots at Don York

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a busy week for the McNary High School wrestling team, the Celtics showed no signs of slowing down. The brightest spots in a week of good news for McNary were a number of confidence-boosting placements at the annual Don York Invitational. “The biggest thing is I came out of it believing in myself more,” said Sean Burrows, who took second at the tournament. “I used to have a big issue with kids who are a lot stronger because they are built differently, but I can overcome it.” Burrows pinned his way to the semifinals where he drew Cleveland High School’s Junpei Hunt, an opponent he’d been keeping track of. “We were pretty close in skill level and we worked each other pretty hard the entire match. We were both dog tired at the end,” said Burrows, who won in a 17-9 major decision. Burrows fell to Centennial’s Tyler Wagner 14-6 in the first place match. Junior Joey Kibbey made it his mission to get to the finals match this year after falling short of his own expectations as a freshman and sophomore. “I was real close both years, but I went in this time saying I’m going to the finals,” said Kibbey. That’s precisely what he did. Two wins on points and two byes got him to the finals where he...

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Dog shot, two arrested

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When the Keizer Police Department brought back its Community Response Unit a year ago, one of the main goals was to deal with drug complaints. That has resulted in several longtime drug homes in Keizer being busted, with the most recent example taking place Jan. 8 on the 400 block of Juedes Avenue North. Two people were arrested and an aggressive dog was shot when officers served a search warrant at the home early that morning. According to a news release from the Keizer Police Department, members of the KPD’s CRU squad heard about complaints of drug dealing at 453 Juedes Avenue North in December and began an investigation. A search warrant was secured and served shortly before 6 a.m. on Jan. 8. According to police, when officers entered the house, a 93-pound four-year-old American pit bull terrier-mix dog became aggressive and charged at the officers. Sgt. Jeff Goodman, believing serious injury was imminent for himself and fellow officers, shot and struck the dog at least one time in the left shoulder. After being shot, the dog retreated into the garage and hid under a desk, staying highly agitated and not allowing officers near. The officers were eventually able to coax the dog out and placed him on a makeshift stretcher made specifically for dogs. Once muzzled, the dog was taken to Keizer Veterinary...

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