Body Found Hanging Near Logger's Run: Possible Suicide

Multiple readers reported to us about a serious incident near Logger’s Run Middle School. Around 4:30 pm we started hearing about a substantial police presence at the intersection of Palmetto Park Road and Ponderosa. Those reports indicated as many as twelve PBSO cars, a crime scene van, and a fire truck.
Police were seen talking to numerous people on the side of the road, including school kids.
Multiple sources have indicated that a body was found hanging on a nature trail on the northeast corner of the intersection. Initially we heard that it was a “kid” but we are now getting more sources indicating that the individual found was a male, age 21.
We have made multiple efforts to get answers from the Sheriff but we haven’t gotten any response. It’s likely that they’re trying to inform next of kin before making any public statement.
Update: PBSO informs us that this was a suicide.
Most of our sources indicate this appears to be a suicide, and that the hanging was done with a dog leash.

Update: Initially we reported the missing dogs might be related. It now appears they were not.
It may or may not be related, but we were notified by a reader that she found two loose dogs in Country Landings III, which is about a mile north of the location.

The Weekend in West Boca

woldperformingartsEnjoy an evening of student films and musical comedy on April 23rd and 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center. The Center is located on the Lynn University campus. This production is free to the general public.

Abby Perkins
Abby Perkins

Go see Rent at the West Boca High School on April 23rd to April 26th. This is the final week of the show by the Slow Burn Theatre Company. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students.
alltimelowGo hear the All Time Low, Future Hearts Tour on April 23rd at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 5:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are $25.
Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 9.16.31 AMListen to some popular rock n roll tunes at Delray Marketplace on April 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. The free show by Backbonz is at the amphitheater.
daggerwingExperience a Night Hike at Daggerwing’s Boardwalk on April 24th starting at 7:30 p.m. A naturalist will lead the tour to look for nocturnal wildlife. $5 per participants. Call 561-629-8760 for reservations.
garage-saleGo shopping at the Loggers’ Run Garage Sale on April 25th from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Flyer for eventCelebrate Earth Day at the Daggerwing Nature Center on April 25th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme is “Save the Planet-Save the Parks.” There will be nature walks, crafts, animal encounters and a ladybug release.
spykidKids – Become a Spy! at the Spy Training Academy on April 25th at 3 p.m. The Glades Public Library will teach kids ages 5-10 the basic techniques for being an international spy. Call 482-4554 to register.
communityyardsaleSupport the American Cancer Society at their Community Yard Sale on April 26th at the Mission Bay Self Storage Center. The Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

End Breedism in West Barking

Pit Bull
Pit Bull

Our community has long been afflicted with a serious problem dividing us. There is a widespread perception that certain breeds, such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, are dangerous. This kind of invidious discrimination must stop.
Here at West Barking News, we understand both sides of this argument. I myself was bullied when I was in obedience school. But contrary to what you might think, most of the bullying came from “cute” breeds such as Golden Retrievers and Poodles. It so happens that my best friend then was a Pit Bull, who repeatedly protected me from the in crowd.
Not only was he my best friend, but we went on to get married and have several beautiful half-breed puppies who are doing quite well. When you raise your pups right, they’ll respect others and behave. We are not defined by our breed.
So let’s move past breedism and focus on the issues that we all have in common, like hating cats.

West Barking Arrest Report

We have a few arrests to report this week, all by the Pug Beach Sheriff’s Office. On the far left and most serious, Mickey “Claws” Kibblinsky (age 8) faces three feliny counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon along with trespassing and other charges. Kibblinsky allegedly snuck into the dog park and picked fights with multiple small breeds. He was arrested Sunday evening and remains in custody pending review by a psychiatric veterinary specialist.
In the most prurient of the incidents, Kitty Yarnchaser (11) was caught up in a prostitution sting. According to court documents Ms. Yarnchaser ran a massage parlor that offered additional inappropriate services to customers. Unlike past incidents we’ve covered, Yarnchaser was aiming for wealthier Johns by locating her “studio” in the Rescue shopping plaza at Cat Moore Road and 441.
Snotty McTabby (2nd from right, 7) was arrested for having a suspended pet license. As usual he has a long history of past offenses that were mostly dropped by Pug County prosecutor Dave Arondog. The Catty Springs native and resident of Barking Grove was released without bond.
Last in our report, Shaggy Whiskers (far right, 4) was arrested Tuesday night on charges of catnip possession with intent to sell. A graduate of Coral Sunset Obedience School and resident of Watercat Estates, aka the Sandal Paw trailers, Whiskers has had several previous catnip cases in both Pug Beach and Breeder counties.

Dog Houses for Sale in West Barking

West Barking News is pleased to report on all the real estate transactions and offerings in our dog patch.
celebrity-hacienda-dog-houseThis beautiful home is located near Canine Cove. It has a brand new doggie bed and lots of places to hide bones. It is close to the lake so there are lots of ducks and birds to chase. But watch out for the alligators!
fancydoghouseThis unique home is right near Tail Wagger Park and has great views of the birds in the trees. There are lots of squirrels to chase and plenty of room for friends.
cool-dog-trailer-ideas These colorful trailers are near Sandalpaw Square. They are meant for small dogs looking for a good bargain. They are very cozy but still have room for all your needs!
doghouseforchihuahaThis quaint home has lovely breezes and is located in Barking Isles. There is room for more than one bed and all the treats a dog could want!