Knock, knock – Whooooo’s there?

first_imgFire Capt. Scott Zbinden credited engineer Dave Inman with developing the imaginative plan to bring the owls to safety. “It was a little strange being out there at 2:30 in the morning, but the owls were in trouble, and we stepped up and got them out,” Zbinden said. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802 PALMDALE – When firefighters heard screeching coming from a well early Tuesday, they couldn’t imagine whooooo was inside. On closer investigation, they found three adult white-faced owls trapped inside an above-ground well in the 4100 block of East Avenue P-8. Firefighters – on another call at the time – got help from animal control officers, who placed a ladder against the side of the 10-foot-high well, then lowered another ladder inside, officials said. One owl climbed up the ladder and flew away, and two others were rescued by an animal-control officer who climbed into the well, officials said. The body of a fourth owl was found inside. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man who rammed Garda car twice during high-speed chase jailed for two years

first_imgA Raphoe man who rammed a garda car twice during a high-speed chase has been jailed for two years.Jonathon Ayton fled towards Northern Ireland in the early hours of April 13 last year was jailed for two years for burglary, at Donegal Town Circuit Court. 42-year-old Ayton of The Close, Raphoe was driving at speeds in excess of 170 kph as he drove a Toyota Avensis car that was taken from the home of a Killybegs couple in the early hours of April 13 last year.Ayton, who had 102 previous convictions, had been released from prison just three days before the high-speed chase.He has 72 previous convictions from courts in Northern Ireland and 30 convictions from courts in the Republic of Ireland including several from Letterkenny courts and a court in Galway, the court was told.When gardai apprehended the defendant after the high-speed chase at Meenbog on a road that led to Castlederg, County Tyrone, he was wearing plastic yellow gloves that he threw into a stream.Before his capture, a tyre on the Avensis burst, but the defendant continued to drive the vehicle, the court was told.The defendant’s boot prints were found at the home of Sean and Anne Rodgers, Fintra Road, Killybegs where the burglary happened, the court heard.42-year-old Jonathn Ayton, The Close, Raphoe admitted charges of burglary at Fintra Road, Killybegs on April 13 last year. He also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Meenbog, Ballybofey on the same date.The defendant was given a five months concurrent jail sentence for this offence. The defendant was to get credit for time already served.Related charges of unlawful use of a vehicle and dangerous driving on the same date, were taken into account before Judge John Aylmer, at the Circuit Court.Man who rammed Garda car twice during high-speed chase jailed for two years was last modified: November 3rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chasedonegalGardaijailedJonathon AytonRaphoeSpeedlast_img read more

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