Wayne County, NY Cops Home Invasion-Style Break In and Execution of a 75 Year Old Grandmother’s Dog May have Been Retaliation

Published On September 12, 2012 | By Davy V. | Articles

By Davy V.

Alot has happened after I was the first, and only, to break the story of Phyliis Loquasto, the 75 year old grandmother who was held at gunpoint on her bathroom floor by Wayne County, N.Y. cops in masks as they shot her loving dog Duke minutes after breaking down her front door.

While Duke died a slow cruel death, bleeding out, and leaving a trail of blood through the hallways, stairs and bedrooms, Loquasto, who has had three strokes and a knee replacement, was so scared that she urinated and defecated on herself after what she thought were masked terrorists breaking into her home.

Macedon, NY Police Chief John P. Colella, who is the commander of the WayneNET drug task force, claims that his team was executing a search warrant at the Loquasto residence, and said his team found marjuana plants at the location.

Phyllis Loquasto’s son and grandson lived with her at the home but were not at the house when the police broke the front door and stormed in while Loquasto was on her computer.

Despite the police claiming to have found marijuana, no arrests were made.

In the time since my story took off on the internet, not only on my blog, but also here on Copblock.org, being read throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, with readers from as far away as Japan and the U.K. reading about the WayneNET task force terrorizing an innocent elderly woman, two things can be said… Not only has the story hit a nerve with Macedon Police Chief John Colella, who said to me on the phone “I don’t care if she’s 2 or 75 years old,” when I asked him about a 75 year old woman being held down on a bathroom floor at gunpoint by his officers, but it has also hit a nerve with the hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world who have read about this disgusting use of excessive force, abuse and injustice committed against a senior citizen.

And now, even more disturbing details are coming out indicating that Macedon, NY Police Chief John P. Colella may have sent his WayneNET task force to break down the 75 year old Loquasto’s front door, terrorize her and execute her dog as retaliation over the Loquastos complaints over the Macedon Police department’s investigation, or lack thereof, of the death of Phyllis Loquasto’s grandaughter, Chelsea Lynn Bulman.

On Tuesday June 5, 2012, Chris Bulman found his wife, twenty year old Chelsea Lynn on the bathroom floor of their Evergreen Hills apartment in the town of Macedon, NY with a dog leash around her neck.

Bulman, who is enlisted with the U.S. Army called 911 and despite his army combat training, never attempted to give his young wife CPR.

When paramedics arrived, they found Chelsea Lynn sitting upright, with her head resting against the bathroom sink vanity.

According to the paramedics, Chris Bulman had told them that when he found his wife, she was laying flat on the bathroom floor with her head about a foot off the ground, and the dog leash around her neck, indicating that Chris Bulman had moved his wife’s body, as to position her in a completely different manner.

Despite a suspicious death, Macedon, NY Police never treated the apartment as a potential crime scene and never closed it off or performed any crime scene technician work.

Instead, under the supervision of Chief Colella, Macedon Police treated Chelsea Lynn’s death as a suicide.

That doesn’t sit too well with Terri Loquasto, Chelsea’s mom.

I sat down with her for an interview, where she had some interesting things to say. “I picked Chelsea and Chris up from the Rochester airport on Friday June 1, 2012 after they had spent the month of May in Germany,” Terri Loquasto said.

Terri Loquasto said that Chris Bulman’s tour in Germany had ended and that her daughter and Chris would be moving to Georgia, where he would be stationed.

Loquasto gave her daughter Chelsea and Chris her apartment to stay in until they left to Georgia.

Terri Loquasto said that her daughter texted her the next morning, Saturday, happy that Chris Bulman was taking her to get a puppy.

As she sat with me, Terri Loquasto smiled as she remembered that text from her daughter, before pausing and saying “Now that I think about that, I thought it was strange, I mean why would he (Chris Bulman) take her to get a puppy if they were going to be moving to Georgia and had just returned from Germany, why would you just run out and get a dog?”

Terri Loquasto said that after Chelsea got the puppy, she was so happy and sent texts to several friends making “play dates” for the puppy to play with her friends’ dogs.

According to Terri Loquasto, there were no signs of anything being wrong or of Chelsea Lynn being sad.

She then described for me the call she received around 4 pm on Tuesday June 5th, just four days after her daughter had arrived from Germany.

Terri Loquasto said her oldest daughter called her to tell her that one of Terri’s neighbors had seen an ambulance take Chelsea Lynn away.

Terri Loquasto raced to Strong Memorial hospital, in Rochester, NY where she learned that her daughter Chelsea Lynn had been pronounced dead.

At the hospital, a medical investigator who was called in, said that it looked like a “suspicious suicide.”

Later that evening, when Terri Loquasto went to her apartment, she could not believe her eyes.

“My apartment was in shambles, the curtains and blinds were ripped, the whole place was a disaster, like a struggle had happened in every room, except the bathroom”, she said.

But perhaps more disturbing than seeing her apartment in disarray, was what Terri Loquasto found on the floor under the bedroom window — broken fingernails on the rug.

Terri Loquasto remembers seeing her daughter’s fingernails broken, when she saw her body at the hospital.

At Chelsea’s wake, Terri Loquasto said that Chris Bulman showed up dressed in army fatigues and boots. “He couldn’t even wear anything appropriate, it was like he was going to war,” Loquasto said.

The last time that Terri Loquasto saw Chris Bulman was on a Monday, the day after her daughter’s wake.

Chris Bulman showed up at Terri’s apartment with his uncle and mother, asking if Chris could enter the apartment.

When Terri Loquasto said no, she says Chris Bulman’s uncle looked at her and said “If I had a psycho bitch wife like you, I would kill her too.”

Loquasto called 911 but when Macedon Police officer David Demchuck arrived, the three had already left.

At the time, Terri Loquasto had no idea that David Demchuck would be the lead investigator into her daughter’s suspicious death.

Or would he?

“For two months I talked to Macedon Police officer David Demchuck thinking he was the lead investigator because he told me that he was”, Terri Loquasto told me.

However, according to Loquasto, Macedon N.Y. Police Chief John Colella told her “Officer Demchuck was never an investigator in this case, he’s only a patrol officer.”

Colella went on to tell Loquasto that he (Colella) has been the investigator in the case from the start.

Confusion over who exactly was handling her daughter’s suspicious death, along with what Terri Loquasto feels was Chief Colella’s and the Macedon Police department’s overall incompetent investigation, such as never securing the scene at the apartment, led Terri Loquasto and other family members to complain by writing letters not only to Chief Colella, but also to the New York State police, Wayne County, NY District Attorney Richard Healey, and even New York Governor Andrew Cuomo demanding that her daughter’s death be investigated.

And about Macedon Police officer David Demchuck, when I met with Terri Loquasto, her mother, Plyllis Loquasto was also there.

Phyllis Loquasto said something I found very interesting.

She said after those men in black uniforms and masks, whom she later learned were actually none other than Macedon Police Chief John Colella and his thugs with badges, put her in the back of a hot police car, while they tore her home apart, Chief Colella came over to her and asked her “Who uses the computer in the bedroom?” and Phyllis Loquasto answered “I do.”

Macedon Police Chief John Colella then asked the 75 year old grandmother “Do you have problem with officer Demchuck?”

With Colella’s question, it was obvious that he looked through Phyllis Loquasto’s personal, and private documents, etc on her computer, as Demchuck’s name was on her computer in relation to her granddaughter’s death.

Then, without Phyllis Loquasto mentioning anything whatsoever about her granddaughter Chelsea Lynn, Chief Colella said “I don’t even know Chris, I only met him once.”

Why would Colella even make this unsolicited comment about a man who is a suspect in a young woman’s suspicious death?

Was this a telling slip on Colella’s part?

You see, just a few days before Macedon Police Chief John Colella and his WayneNET task force cops broke into Phyllis Loquasto’s home, held her at gunpoint on her bathroom floor and shot her dog, the 75 year old had sent an email to Ron Holdraker, the owner and editor of the Times of Wayne County, a small newspaper, expressing her frustrations over the Macedon Police department’s incompetent handling of her granddaughter’s suspicious death.

If you ask me, Ron Holdraker, the “pro-law enforcement” editor of the Times of Wayne County newspaper, gave his good ol’ buddy Chief Colella a heads up after he received Phyllis Loquasto’s email.

Just a good ol’ boys club in Macedon, NY a small town with a population of approximately 10,000 people.

Corrupt cops and a self described “pro law-enforcement” owner/editor of the Times of Wayne County, a small, insignificant joke of a newspaper, who backs those corrupt cops up.

Cops who retaliate, by breaking down a senior citizen’s door, holding her at gunpoint on her bathroom floor, and executing an innocent dog.

A beautiful young woman named Chelsea Lynn is dead.

As her mother said, “I have no doubt my daughter was murdered.”

Her husband?

After his wife’s wake, he bought himself a new Ford Mustang and headed south.

While Macedon, NY Police Chief and his gang terrorized a 75 year old gradmother, and killed her innocent pet, they just may have allowed a killer to go free.

Driving his Mustang somewhere in Georgia.


Contact Macedon, NY Police Chief John P. Colella and let him know how you feel.


Macedon, NY Police Chief and WayneNET Commander John P. Colella (315) 986-4121

or (315) 986-7436 E-mail: [email protected]


WayneNET Sgt. Roger LaClair (315) 947-9711 / WayneNET Chief Deputy Bob Hetzke (315) 946-9711


Contact Times of Wayne County Owner/Editor Ron Holdraker at

(315) 986-4300 or email him at [email protected]


UPDATE: Almost a month after this incident, the Rochester, N.Y. Democrat and Chronicle newspaper is doing a story. 

Reporter Justin Murphy told me that a friend of  his sent him an email with the link to my blog, my original story on this case, and that the editors at the newspaper decided to do a story.


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About The Author

Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct.The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father's cable access television show, "La Voz Del Pueblo" (The Voice of The People).Davy V. later went on to produce and host "KEEP IT ON THE REEL", a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin' Razkals.Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens. "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" and Davy V.'s follow up, "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.Davy V.'s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition.In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper.In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.
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    Amazing story! Does Radly Balko know about this?

  • Common Sense

    Actually her house was raided because she, her son, and her grandson were growing weed. Drugs were found on her property the year before as well.

  • In God we trust

    No Phyllis was not growing weed and you really dont know what you are taking about. You really need to know your facts before making alligations that are untrue.

  • http://www.lkesolutions.com CloudHoster

    Wow.. great post. thanks a lot for sharing

  • DKSuddeth

    common said “Actually her house was raided because she, her son, and her grandson were growing weed. Drugs were found on her property the year before as well.”

    yeah, cops would NEVER lie or plant evidence of any kind…..said no one ever.

  • Mrcrzy

    DKSuddeth, cops or leo’s don’t lie when they think they will be caught! Right….. (wink, wink)

  • Common Sense

    I highly doubt the police ‘planted’ 60 plants on her property last year, and 100 that were recovered during the raid this time.

    Notice there is no mention of the two young men, relatives, who also frequent her home. I wonder where they disappeared too?

    Sorry, there’s far more to the story and frankly, Davy V should get a prize for best editor.

  • Nod

    I’m by no means condoning holding a 70+ year old woman and gunpoint and shooting her dog but this story REEKS of bias. Is that really what we’re doing now? Wouldn’t it be much better to report the straight facts as they are? Surely that’s more than enough and we could do without blatantly slanting the story.

  • Common Sense

    “Blatantly slant” a story? Welcome to Copblock.



  • http://copblock.org ArmyVetRetired

    Common Sense, do you take Tylenol, aspirin, Cough Medicine or Ibuprofen? If so, you are a drug user and should be remitted to the nearest treatment facility for eval and recovery. Marijuana is not a drug. THC is the compound that induces cannibinoid receivers in your body to neutralize and or stop over reacting to pain. Also, it makes me happy and hungry. Either way, the simple fact that the government is stupid enough to believe that they can eradicate a plant through use of force is plain retarded. Mean while, in Afghanistan, we are all like, go ahead and grow that opium and weed guys, it’s all you have. Double standards are like tumors and the U.S. Government is a big cancerous growth. Scratch that. Cancer does not have a viable cure… The government can be cured. Simple logic would also dictate that the woman inside the home was 75 and without defense. In other news, I witnessed three sheriff deputies serving an arrest warrant on a convicted violent assault suspect and one with armed robbery to boot. They showed up around 830 in the morning and politely knocked at the door and did a quick sweep around the house. See common, I work with police officers and have never had the misfortune of ending up on the business end of one of their weapons. However, this does not cover for the fact that these assholes should be beat with a rubber hose until they call their mothers begging to come back home from the mean streets of America. Try riding around Baghdad for a day you pansies. I mean, would the local authorities even have the slightest clue as to counter a mass IED attack on American highways. There are literally trash bags all over the place that could have bombs in them and we just drive by them without care. If one goes boom though, you can bet it won’t be the bomb squad making those highway sweeps. That job is reserved for real men.

  • In God we trust

    Liked your comments Army Vet Retired. There are clear civil rights issues here that “common sense” cannot begin to mitigate with alligations they are making. The use of excessive force is a delicate item and needs to be handled thoughtfully and with due dilligence. You as a Veteran who have served must find it a repulsive experience to come on this site to read these types of comments and it clearly is disrespectful of what you spent part of your own life trying to protect…our freedom and rights as a Nation of Americans. I have great respect for all our country has stood for in our early years, but our this nation has strayed so far off the path of “we know these truths to be self evident” that it sickens my heart. I don’t like to cast stones or dispersions at our military or at law enforcement because they provide for our order and stability as a society and I respect their roles- however the double edged sword of justice must sometimes be weilded from its second side to insure the balance of humanitarian principles of which our constitution has historically afforded us and been based upon. “Common Sense” believes that the ends justify the means by focusing in on marijuana growing rather than looking at a broader perspective of what has occurred here and this is sad. I am praying that “common sense” is not one of the police officers or one who is somehow affiliated or involved because this would make it doubly worse in my opinion for the comments posted above. I understand that we all have agendas but what do these comments really achieve?

  • http://www.examiner.com/progressive-in-milwaukee/jerome-mccollom Jerome McCollom

    Why do I believe that if “Common Sense” was alive 70 years ago in Germany, he would be defending the Gestapo? That is, if not already a member of it.

  • Common Sense

    I merely like how you all bite at this story. Not knowing the whole story, or anything even close.

    Having seen a photo of the dog, it was a large animal that was reportedly ‘sent’ at the officers during the raid. If so, its killing was justified. I do notice that its only the ‘marijuana’ website sites that actually repotted the grow, not Davy V.

    Since Davy neglects to report all of what happens (its okay, he’s not a real reporter), therefore all of his articles are questionable. I also question that fact that no real news agency has pick up on this ‘shcoking’ story. I highly doubt any will because its mostly rumor, hearsay, and assumption.

    Davy V will continue to try and get hits on his site by editing any headline.

  • Artie

    Weren’t “Common Sense” at first questioning whether this actually happened? I’m sure he knew better then, as he knows better now.

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    Do any of you even know here ? Really stop talking .

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  • fuck macedon

    Why were there no arrests if there was do much “maijuana?” Oh wait must be a typo. Why is there no local news reports on this? Why? Come the hell on gustopo. I live here, next door. It’s real. It’s a “Good ol boy” system in play. And if it where your niece, daughter or friend, you may think different.

  • screwgoodolboys

    Sure but no arrest? Hmmm 100 plants in wayne is an automatic. Going 5 miles over the speed limit is too. Wake up

  • goodolboys

    Yet no arrest hmmmmmmm. Stupid, yes you are stupid