Police seeking man suspected of dragging dog to death

Police in Taichung City are investigating a case of animal abuse after a stray dog was dragged behind a scooter until it died in Da’an District two months ago. The Taichung City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office began an investigation April 17 after a dog was found dead of severe injuries in an unpopulated area near the seawall. Animal protection officers investigating at the scene found a trail of blood extending 1.1 kilometers along the road. The dog’s remains

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Vigilantes clash with police over suspected child abuse case in Taichung City

Police arrested several people who clashed with police and trespassed on a property in Taichung City last night, after a mob of around 500 people gathered to demand the arrest and detention of a woman suspected to have inflicted severe physical abuse on a child in her care. Friday morning, June 21, a one-year-old girl was sent to hospital suffering intracranial hemorrhage, a fractured arm, and severe bruising on her head, chest, and back. The babysitter, Ms Guo, who had

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Tourism Bureau warns hikers to take care after large cobra spotted in Taichung

The Taichung City Municipal Tourism Bureau warned hikers to take precautions after a very large cobra was spotted on a trail on Dakeng Mountain last week. The tourism bureau published pictures and a video of the snake to its Facebook page a few days ago, urging people not to panic if they see a snake, and not to provoke them. According to a Liberty Times report, an unidentified religious group released snakes in the area a few years ago, and

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One dead, two injured after execution-style shooting in Taichung City restaurant

One man died after being shot multiple times, and two bystanders were injured, after two men stormed into a tea-house in Taichung City armed with a rifle and a pistol, and fired a total of 26 shots at the deceased. Shortly before noon, today, police received reports of a shooting at a tea-house on Zhongshan Road in Shalu District. Arriving at the scene, police were greeted by bullet casings scattered inside and outside the restaurant. Inside the restaurant lay a

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3 injured after bus sandwiched between two trucks

Three people suffered non life-threatening injuries after a truck crashed into the back of a bus, pushing it into another truck, in Taichung City, today, April 23. Fortunately, the bus was not carrying any passengers at the time. The electric bus was on Xiang-shang Road at the intersection of Baoning Road in Shalu District when a cargo truck crashed into the rear at around 9:30am. The impact of the crash caused the bus to then crash into the back of

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After woman fights off rapist in building lobby, landlady evicts her because “beauty leads to trouble”

A woman was evicted from her rented apartment in Taichung City last month, after a man attempted to rape her in the lobby, and the landlord decided that being too beautiful is troublesome. At around 1:00am February 18, Ms Lee, 40, was returning home after enjoying a night out with friends, when a man attempted to follow her into an elevator from the lobby of a building in Taichung City’s South district. Feeling uncomfortable being closely followed the man, Lee

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Drunk truck driver rams cop during police chase

The driver of a semi-trailer is facing a range of charges, including attempted murder, after he reversed into an officer on a police scooter in Taichung City yesterday, March 5. At around 2:00pm, an officer named Liu attempted to pull the driver over after he was observed going through a red light in Tanzi District, but the driver failed to stop, and led the officer on a chase, speeding along narrow country lanes narrowly missing cars, scooters and cyclists. At

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Family of four dead in murder-suicide

A man is suspected of having forcefully tied his wife up with adhesive tape and drugging his children before lighting charcoal, leading to the deaths of the family of four in Taichung City, yesterday, February 18. Mr Wu, 32, his 34-year-old wife, nine-year-old son, and six-year-old daughter were found dead in a taxi parked in a mountainous area of Taiping District Monday morning. Ms Wu had taken her two children to meet with her estranged husband to discuss her request

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Drunk driver kills 2 while driving at high speed on wrong side of road in Taichung City

A man who lost his license for drunk driving last year, traveled at high speed on the wrong side of the road, crashing into a total of 8 vehicles, leaving two dead, in the early hours of the morning today, February 2, in Taichung City. At around 4:00am, a 49-year-old man named Chen, drove his SUV on Guoguang Road section 2, in Dali District, for a distance of around one kilometer on the wrong side of the road. Traffic monitor

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Police Officer Arrested for Selling Pot

A police officer in Taichung City was arrested December 23 after an investigating officer responded to an ad on the Internet, and met with the man to purchase a small quantity of marijuana. The 22-year-old police officer named Chen, confessed to his crime and told investigators and prosecutors that he had purchased the cannabis online for his own use, but after smoking it once, he felt that he didn’t like the taste, and decided to get rid of the rest

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Two Teens Dead after Unlicensed Driver Crashes Car

Two teenagers were killed and three injured after a car driven by a 17 year-old unlicensed driver crashed in Taichung City in the early hours of the morning, today, August 9. Taichung City Fire Department received a report at 1:41am that a car had left the road and turned over on Xitun Road, Section 3, in Xitun District. Four ambulances and 8 personnel were dispatched to the scene of the accident. One of the passengers had been thrown out of

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