On the Beat: Shooting the neighbor's cat is against the law
Submitted by Philip Anselmo on August 28, 2008 - 4:19pm
Sixty-seven-year-old Douglas H. Clarke, of Le Roy, is accused of shooting at a cat in the neighbor's yard with a BB gun on August 3, Genesee County sheriff's deputies said. He was subsequently charged with attempted aggravated cruelty to animals.
Angel M. Sumeriski, 23, of Oakfield was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment Tuesday, sheriff's deputies said. Sumeriski is accused of striking another woman then destroying the victim's phone when she tried to call 911.
Robert J. Roath Jr., 50, of Basom, was charged with second-degree harassment Tuesday, sheriff's deputies said. Roath is accused of pushing his girlfriend during a dispute in the parking lot of the Oakfield Hotel, then slapping her daughter in the face. An order of protection was subsequently issued to keep Roath from "offensive conduct" toward them.
Raymond J. Radley, 42, of Pavilion, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt Tuesday, sheriff's deputies said. Radley was allegedly involved in a dispute with his girlfriend at his home. The incident resulted in the issuance of an order of protection restraining Radley from further conduct with her.
Jared M. Heeb, 20, of Attica, was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment Wednesday, sheriff's deputies said. Heeb is accused of sending someone threatening messages. He was sent to Genesee County Jail in lieu of $250 bail.
Joshua L. Baltz, 32, of Batavia (no specific address given), was charged with petit larceny Wednesday following a police chase on foot through the Wal-Mart parking lot, sheriff's deputies said. Baltz allegedly stole a wallet and digital camera from Wal-Mart and, when confronted by staff, fled the scene. Deputies caught up with him in the Batavia Downs parking lot. He was sent to Genesee County Jail in lieu of $500.
Patrick L. Reeves, 33, of 26 Ganson Ave., Batavia, was charged with a felony count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child Wednesday, sheriff's deputies said. Reeves was stopped on Batavia-Oakfield Townline Road in Oakfield when deputies discovered that he was allegedly intoxicated, did not possess a valid license and was driving with a 9-year-old child.
All the above reports were taken from published releases from the department.