Why David Vara is full of crap
One of last week’s front page stories had to deal with a police search warrant at the home of Phyllis Loquasto, her son Albert and her grandson, Anthony, located at 809 Plank Road in Walworth.
For some time police have been monitoring the house for drug activity. Actually, State Police located 60 marijuana plants on the property last year, but could not directly link them to anyone living in the residence.
This year, not only could police link the residents to the marijuana growing operation, but plants and growing paraphernalia were reportedly found within the residence.
Police seized over 100 plants and growing materials and are awaiting the drying and weighing of the plants to make warrant arrests. During the warrant search, one of the first men through the door was an animal lover, confronted by an angry pit bull. (Gee, go figure, alleged drug dealers with a pit bull). The dog reportedly was doing what it was trained to do, protect. The officer made a quick decision to protect himself and fellow officers and a shot was fired. The whole crew felt bad about the shooting.
As with any such search warrant/raid police immediately must contain anyone within the residence. In this case they encountered Phyllis Loquasto, age 75, who has a pistol permit, with the pistol found in the room with her. She was ordered to the floor and taken outside to sit in custody in a police car while police conducted a search of the property.
Of course, after the whole incident took place, the liberal elements of the internet, a Rochester activist (?) giving the name of David Vara, got hold of the story and immediately branded this a case of mis-justice. He wrote his miscreant description of the story for a anti-cop websitecopblock.org. This is a place where nameless people can go, send in their “reports” and post responses (anonymous of course)
The pit bull was identified as “Duke, her pet”. Vara wrote: “After a few more minutes of talking with Chief Colella, it became more and more clear that as is common with law enforcement officials, especially in cases of misconduct and abuse, the “cover-up” was already in effect, and he clearly had his story which he has every intention of sticking to.” As with many people on the internet (with too much time on their hands) the readers believe everything posted on this joke of a site. On his “blog” Vara even asks for donations to keep his “reporting” going.
Macedon Chief John Colella received over 50 e-mails blasting his handling of the nasty search warrant and as of Tuesday morning, two very nasty phone calls to his office. The Town Board even received an e-mail asking for Colella’s dismissal and Macedon Town Supervisor Bill Hammond received a call on Tuesday stating the caller was “afraid” while talking to the Chief on the phone. The website also posted the numbers and e-mails of Wayne County Chief Deputy Bob Hetzke and Investigator Roger LaClair.
Although this newspaper is pro-law enforcement, our history shows we also report legitimate cases of alleged and actual police misconduct. I have no problem calling a spade and spade, but I do have a problem with those nameless pieces of crap out there who assume the internet gives them courage and a true voice. This David Vara guy, or as he is described on his posting as David V, is a piece of crap along with all those nameless chicken little pieces of crap who believe the sky is falling. Geepers, my name actually appears on this column.