Mohawk police chief’s vehicle shot up
Posted By BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER STAFF [Ontario]
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Six bullets were pumped into the personal vehicle of Tyendinaga Mohawk Police Chief Ron Maracle, The Intelligencer has learned.
The incident occurred while the vehicle– a black Ford F-150 — was parked in the lot of the police station on York Road between 4:30 p. m. Thursday and 7:30 a. m. Friday.
Three of the windows of the vehicle were shot out and the body along the passenger side was riddled with holes.
At the time, Maracle was at the scene of a protest that had blocked the Skyway Bridge near Deseronto.
Police would not confirm suspicions the incident was linked to the blockade, however, a criminal investigation has been launched.
A resident whose home is in close proximity to the police station, said she did not hear any gunshots Thursday night. The incident, the woman said, is “frightening” as living so close to a police station would lead one to believe she is safe.
“It’s scary. I thought living here we’d be safe but that’s a little too close,” she said, adding she did not want to be identified.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at [stop snitchin’] or Crime Stoppers at [stop snitchin’].