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Police show up at noise complaint. Lana charged

Tuesday, May 06, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE. MARIE POLICE SERVICE

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At approximately 1:30 a.m., patrol officers attended 621 MacDonald Ave for a noise complaint.

Officers found two adult females in an intoxicated condition yelling at each other in the building.

Police officers arrested both females to prevent a breach of the peace.

During the arrest of one of the females, she kicked two of the officers that were dealing with her.

Lana Wilson, age 20, of Nebenaigoching, Rankin Reserve, was charged with Assaulting a peace officer.

She will appear in court on Monday, June 2.

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Billabong 5/6/2014 8:19:06 AM Report

LANAAAAAAAAAA.... Danger Zone!
TFinn 5/6/2014 8:25:15 AM Report

Youth of today think they can assault a cop ..! Something missing in their upbringing..!! Now the idiot got a record and fines I'm sure. Spoiled little twerp ..!
RS9 5/6/2014 8:37:30 AM Report

It's about time, I lived at that building and would hear yelling and screaming all the time. The police would be called and would never show up.
SharingNeedles 5/6/2014 9:19:59 AM Report

Hahaha...Billabong,
She better call Kenny Loggins.
Sam C 5/6/2014 9:36:34 AM Report

TFinn... Sadly, its not just the youth.
lucky10 5/6/2014 10:00:58 AM Report

OMG no word if the officer had to attend the tolken walk-in center and get medical attention for his leg . Sure hope he pulls thru . Should be good for at-least 30 to 60 days off and a years worth of therapy . His victim impact statement should determin that .
Norm 5/6/2014 10:14:53 AM Report

Alcohol can be a dangerous life altering tool. Hopefully this young person can eliminate this terrible vice from her life.
guestwho 5/6/2014 10:32:09 AM Report

should have had the tazer,a little blast would have been good for her
TFinn 5/6/2014 10:45:51 AM Report

lucky10 5/6/2014 10:00:58 AM

Really .. you make fun of idiots that could do this ..if you work does anybody punch, kick or hit you while you are doing your job ..??
IgnorantNortherner 5/6/2014 11:18:51 AM Report

@TFinn, ever hear of the Nuremberg trials? Nazis tried to say they were "just doing their job" when they murdered millions of innocents.

THAT IS NEVER A VALID DEFENSE!

The police were the ones who INITIATED VIOLENCE against the two women WHO HAD NOT COMMITTED A CRIME. Self defense and protection of their property/body were totally justified.

Do you agree that I would have been guilty of assault if I had done to an officer what they did to the women?

Get this very simple fact through your heads
NO ONE HAS MORE OR LESS RIGHTS THAN ANYONE ELSE
Pakadeva 5/6/2014 11:32:44 AM Report

Lana, kicked not one, but two, officers dealing with her & someone thinks this is ok? Who was yelling, cops or drunks?
1:30 in the morning, most people are sleeping cause they're going to work in the morning, however, cops should not do their job, just let them keep disturbing the peace? What rock did some of you crawl out from under? Not to mention how scared little kids would be when hearing all that screaming. The cops were absolutely right, drunks absolutely wrong, end of story!
IgnorantNortherner 5/6/2014 12:10:44 PM Report

@Paka, yes, I think self defense is ALWAYS OK, up to and including lethal force if necessary. It ceases to amaze me how you bring "how scared the little kids would be" into just about every article you comment on. Appeal to Authority and Appeal to Emotion seem to be the basis for all of your non arguments. Again, your victim mentality is a very unhealthy mental affliction for which you should seek treatment immediately.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty. It is the argument of tyrants; the creed of slaves"
--William Pitt the Younger

"It's to protect the kids"
"It's for your own good"
"He was just doing his job"

None of these are justifications. EVER.

If I live in a building with a bunch of other people, or even live in a neighbourhood with all the houses close together AS A REASONABLE PERSON I should expect that sometimes my privacy will be interrupted by the noise of others. DEAL WITH IT.

The first real crime (one with an actual victim) was the initiation of violence against the drunken, rude and obnoxious women.
riverman 5/6/2014 12:43:54 PM Report

Ignorant Northerner: You believe that anyone who lives in a multi-unit dwelling should have to tolerate drunken, yelling women at 1:30 in the morning because, living in an apartment or townhouse, residents should expect that sort of behaviour. I, on the other hand, expect people to respect each other...including their neighbours and their homes. I don't think that is unreasonable. To prevent the intoxicated women from breaching the peace, for their own protection, and for the protection of the people who live in that building, they deserved to be taken into custody. The police were serving and protecting innocent neighbours and, whether you believe it or not, the drunken females themselves. That is their job. If you truly believe that Canadian law is wrong to provide an officer of the peace with more rights than anyone else (which it does), perhaps you should consider living in a country that has different laws.
Frio 5/6/2014 1:02:29 PM Report

@ Ignorant N..The 2 women had committed a crime under the Criminal Code section
175. (1) Every one who
(a) not being in a dwelling-house, causes a disturbance in or near a public place,
(i) by fighting, screaming, shouting, swearing, singing or using insulting or obscene language,
(ii) by being drunk, or
(iii) by impeding or molesting other persons,
(b) openly exposes or exhibits an indecent exhibition in a public place,
(c) loiters in a public place and in any way obstructs persons who are in that place, or
(d) disturbs the peace and quiet of the occupants of a dwelling-house by discharging firearms or by other disorderly conduct in a public place or who, not being an occupant of a dwelling-house comprised in a particular building or structure, disturbs the peace and quiet of the occupants of a dwelling-house comprised in the building or structure by discharging firearms or by other disorderly conduct in any part of a building or structure to which, at the time of such conduct, the occupants of two or more dwelling-houses comprised in the building or structure have access as of right or by invitation, express or implied,
is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse, as you have displayed allows police to intervene. Back before the 1980's assaulting police would get a person a quick attitude adjustment and after found guilty in court a minimum 2 year prison sentence.
Slim Shady 5/6/2014 1:07:35 PM Report

@ lucky10

Making condescending remarks about Police Officers doing their job is out of line and uncalled for. How would you like getting bit, kicked, spat, punched, knifed, shot et cetera for doing your job? Obviously you have issues with the Police.

If it were me getting kicked, I would have given her a crack across her knee caps with the baton. What makes a person think they have the right to assault a Police officer?!

@ riverman

Ditto. Well put. You saved me from saying something very negative against Ignorant Northerner.

@ Ignorant Northerner

As Riverman said, “If you truly believe that Canadian law is wrong to provide an officer of the peace with more rights than anyone else (which it does), perhaps you should consider living in a country that has different laws.”

I got news for you – abide by the law and this stuff doesn’t happen to you.
asp 5/6/2014 1:10:13 PM Report

I would be the first to defend police officer because it must be a hard job !! But on noise complaint they don't show up but when they do they can be a little aggreasive with the individuals at hand, it turn it will result in an altercation. On my street there are individals that fight in the middle of the street, party all nite long with lound music playing. My street has alot of elderly, the police doesn't do anything about it NO NO They came once and even told the noisie person who called them, so now they harrass that person. Summer is on the way now it will start again. So bad!!
IgnorantNortherner 5/6/2014 1:48:08 PM Report

@riverman, you say these women were a threat to everyone in the building so the police were justified...are they professional assassins or something?
Do they have a history of violence against others (as the police do)?
Is anyone with a BAC above zero a threat to others and in need of being taken into custody, as you say?
Or is the yelling what made them dangerous in this case?
I don't doubt these women were being disrespectful to their neighbours and police, but I do not believe that that makes them criminals ie. there is no justification for the initiation of violence against them by the officers

@Frio, you confuse law with statute. You can call me a criminal for not wearing a seatbelt but that does not make it so. I have acted contrary to your statute, but I have committed no crime.

I think I'm done here because if we can't even agree everyone has equal rights there is no hope for y'all. If you work as a spy for a gov't and they give you a 'licence to kill', legal authority to do whatever you want for 'national security' do you believe that makes it OKAY TO KILL since it is part of your job?

"He's just doing his job"
"He's just doing his job"
"He's just doing his job"

You can repeat it over and over all you want but it will never be valid justification for a committed wrong.

Some of you should be committed.
ash234 5/6/2014 3:11:54 PM Report

@ ignorant

plain and simple, don't do something stupid in retaliation that is going to get yourself charged. And what people mean about the disrespectfulness with screaming in the hallways and kids possibly being able to hear; if I don't expose my children to partying and screaming, why would it be okay for other people to do that?
steelworker 5/6/2014 3:43:28 PM Report

The stupid cow didn't even live in the building she was just there being an anmnoying a-hole. The cops probably warned them but they think they are above the law. A quick punch to the mouth would have shut her up. Evidently some posters on this site don't have to get up in the morning and function.
alaska 5/6/2014 6:46:06 PM Report

Its funny how people speculate on things they have no clue about! Can't even get the name right, let alone the whole story. I would like to see if yous all can be unjudgemental for an hour...
riverman 5/6/2014 7:26:15 PM Report

Ignorant Northerner:

From two drunks fighting in an apartment building to Nazi Germany and murderous spies. That's quite a leap.

I did not use the word "threat." I wrote "for the protection of." To prevent harm or damage to person or property. I don't know if you expected the police to wait until damage was done to the premises or harm had come to someone before they acted.

What "initiation of violence" occurred? Taking someone into custody is not an act of violence. People are arrested/taken into custody all the time without incident.

Also, if one or both of those women ended up assaulting the other or damaging property and the police had done nothing to prevent it despite being alerted to the potential danger, you know the public would be looking for answers as to why nothing was done.

I am curious. What would your solution have been to two drunk women disturbing the peace? And as far as equal rights go, weren't the drunk women taking away the rights of the tenants?
TFinn 5/7/2014 11:25:28 AM Report

IgnorantNortherner 5/6/2014 1:48:08 PM

Lethal force is an option, but only in extreme conditions and if warranted. You are all over the map from one extreme to another and make no legitimate arguments or debates concerning what happen to these two obnoxious people infringing on others rights. However from your other posts you have made in the past, I can see that what you are about. FYI it’s never ok to assault or touch or hit anyone ..period.
ranny 5/7/2014 1:02:48 PM Report

@IgnorantNortherner you're saying it's ok to yell and make loud noise around.. let say 1am? There is a noise level law. Is it appropriate to scream and wake the neighbour?

I will say this, the police officer was doing their job. The person refused and assaulted the police officer. They asked nicely and she refused. I recall there is a law saying, you can't assault someone physically.

As for the seat belt. there is a seat belt law also. Just remember, if you choose not and was in a car accident. Who's fault was it if you sustain a major injury? The other vehicle because you refused to wear your seat belt? or the law enforcement for not forcing you to wear one?
ti-guy 5/7/2014 2:41:21 PM Report

@northerner....dont be ignorant.
Frio 5/7/2014 2:56:56 PM Report

Ignorant N..Not much difference between a law and a statute. You can still be arrested or given a ticket to pay a fine. You think you are so smart because you where bragging that you have your vehicle windows tinted so dark that the police can't see you hiding in there which is also against the law the same as driving without your belt fastened. It won't matter when you are hanging out thru the windshield or laying on the road after a crash, everybody will be able to see how bright your ideas where then.
Northerner61 5/7/2014 6:59:24 PM Report

IgnorantNortherner thinks that using lethal force to defend oneself when getting arrested is okay. Wow, what tree did you fall out of. Wear a helmet to prevent further brain damage.
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