A 49 year-old Regina male is facing a charge of Assault With a Weapon after an incident on Sunday, May 20, 2012, in which police had to shoot a large dog.
At 4:18 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, police were dispatched to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle. It was a motorhome parked at a construction site in the 100 block of Osler Street. This is a privately-owned property, and the vehicle had all of the windows covered or blocked. When officers responded, a 49 year-old male inside the motor home, sent a dog to attack the officers. The dog, an adult Rottweiler, attacked one officer, tearing the leg of his pants. The dog was initially locked inside the motor home and police called Animal Protection to come get the dog. The Animal Protection Officer arrived but she was unable to control the dog with a dog pole and the animal got away. It retreated back into the motor home and as one officer went to close the door, the dog ran out once more, attacking another officer who managed to get into the back of a nearby half ton-truck. The dog then turned on the first officer and attacked him once again. The officer had no avenue of escape and no alternative; he fired his weapon, striking the dog and killing it.
Forty-nine year-old Michael Scott WOLFE, DOB: 1963-04-17, of Regina is charged with Assault with a Weapon (the dog) contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code. WOLFE was released on an undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on June 14, 2012.