MAD DOG SIEGE – Saturday March 2 2013

– Victoria’s most wanted fugitive last night was cornered by heavily armed police in a tense stand-off in Melbourne’s north.
Sadistic rapist Antonio “Mad Dog” Loguancio, who was on bail for weapons and drug charges, was trapped inside a Glenroy house, surrounded by the Special Operations Group and dozens more police.
Frightened residents were ordered out of their Justin Avenue homes and the street sealed off shortly after 7pm.
Police confirmed Loguancio was by himself but it was not clear whether he was armed.
Victoria Police Superintendent Peter O’Neil said Loguancio had spoken to an officer at half-hour intervals and appeared calm.
The tense stand-off followed a 48-hour hunt for the notorious criminal dubbed “Mad Dog” for a long string of sickening assaults and sadistic violence.
On Thursday, police appealed for help finding Loguancio, 40, after he allegedly assaulted his partner and breached a court-imposed supervision order.
The assault happened five days earlier but police defended the decision not to go public sooner.
They believed Loguancio could be caught because he was a creature of habit.
Last night, a man at the scene who claimed to know Loguancio said he wouldn’t give up without a fight. “I’m staying here to see what happens,” he said. “It won’t be pretty.”
It is understood the man, who would not be named, had already been interviewed by police.
Special Operations Group officers arrived at the house just after 7pm.
Residents said police used a megaphone to urge Loguancio to surrender.
A police source said officers were prepared to wait it out and were not going anywhere in a hurry.
It is understood police dogs had been posted at the back of the property to deter Loguancio from attempting to escape.
Speaking before the siege unfolded, Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana said there were concerns for Loguancio, his associates, police and for the public.
Loguancio has a long history of violence and has convictions for rape.
He had even due to face magistrates this month on weapons and drugs charges and an allegation of assaulting police.
Warrants have been issued for his arrest for the alleged assault on his partner and a breach of an extended supervision order, which commenced after his parole period expired in March last year.
The weapons and drug charges were not enough to have him put back in jail for breaching the order – Andy Burns and Mark Buttler

About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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