I confess, I am a snoop :)
I take some pleasure (admittedly not in a good way) in knowing what's going on. I check the police and trooper reports nearly every day, just a habit I got into a few winters ago when I was bored here at work. So yesterday it occured to me I hadn't checked the trooper blog in a few days. I scrolled through the DUI, possession, accident, and fishing related reports....and stumbled across this gem:
Location: WasillaCase number: 08-39118Type:
Assault IV, Criminal Trespass I
Text: On 05/21/08, at approximately 2329 hours, AST arrested Leticia Belardi, age 41 of Wasilla, for (DV) Assault IV, and Criminal TrespassI, after AST responded to a residence off of Fairview Loop in Wasilla on a disturbance. Belardi was transported to the Matsu Pretrial Facilitywhere she was remanded into their custody pending her arraignment. Author: RPH0 Received Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:22 AM and posted Thursday, May 22, 2008 10:42 AM
I find this highly ironic, really I do. Just earlier this week I got a phone call from the AC officer that responded to Wingnut's condition. Thankfully, he had the foresight and judgement to impound her and thus she made her way back to my place through a Twilight Zone worthy series of coincidences. The call was to inform me that Leta Belardi had chosen to "fight" the animal cruelty/lack of humane care charges pending against her for Wingnut.
Up here, if you are cited for these, you can either contest them or not. If you don't contest, it's an automatic fine imposed by the courts-and limited by statute to $300 for the first offense. Ms Belardi has a number of such fines for various things-I think the fines total somewhere in the neighborhood of a couple thousand bucks already-before these additional fines ever get levied.
The case is scheduled to be heard on June 12th and I do plan on being there. It's doubtful I will be asked to testify to anything, but I can at least state with assurance that the only thing wrong with this horse was a lack of food! Ms Belardi has been adamant that the reason the horse was "skinny" was due to dental condition. Um, not!
Look for new photos to support this, probably Sunday when it is sunny. She shines, she gleams, and she is full of herself with plenty of energy ;) I will make sure to put up the April 1st photo and the most recent on the same thread so that you can see them side by side for yourself.