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Grandma stood up to bikie over puppy stoush


Last updated 15:18 28/03/2013
ARRESTED: Peter "Skitzo" Hewat.

A minor dispute over a runaway dog has resulted in the arrest of the Hells Angels Sergeant-at-Arms, the alleged assault of a grandmother and a major drug bust.

It was a story that should have ended happily if not for the gang member's hair trigger temper.

It began when bikie heavy Peter "Skitzo" Hewat's lost white shih-tzu terrier was found by a kind hearted lady near his Craigieburn, Victoria home last week.

The 62-year-old put out posters of the dog around the neighbourhood trying to find the legitimate owner, only to end up being abused for her community spirit.

According to police, Mrs Skitzo rang the woman and, instead of thanking her, showed a distinct lack of gratitude.

The Good Samaritan responded that she would need proof of ownership before handing over the puppy in question.

Police say Mr Hewat fronted at the woman's house last Sunday and tried to force his way through the front door.

When she blocked his entry police allege the big tough bikie punched her in the jaw, leaving deep bruising and swelling.

Naturally, she sought medical and law enforcement assistance, only to find that she received another unwelcomed visit on the Monday.

This time it was two unidentified men who threatened her with a pistol and told her to withdraw her complaint.

Unlike a host of businessmen, publicans and heavy crooks, the grandmother would not be intimidated.

Enter the Echo Bikie taskforce that on Thursday conducted a series of raids, including at Hewat's Craigieburn home and heavy haulage office. And, unlike Skitzo, the raiding of Echo and Santiago detectives, backed by the Australian Federal Police and the Critical Incident Response Team, had little trouble entering the buildings in question.

It is alleged police found 500 grams of ecstasy tablets, a stun gun and ammunition.

They also found he was running his business without a license.

At last report he was in police custody, not assisting them with their inquiries.

Fairfax Media has been unable to ascertain the present location of Skitzo's shih-tzu.


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