Tree-trimming by 77-year-old Oakfield resident leads to trespass charge
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on July 18, 2014 - 6:35pm
A 77-year-old resident of Sunny Brook Trailer Park in Oakfield never even left his property today to cut limbs from a tree in his neighbor's yard.
His tree trimming with a chainsaw on a pole resulted, however, in a trespassing charge.
James Herbert Manes, of Sunset Parkway, Oakfield, was arrested by Deputy Chris Parker.
Parker said Manes and his neighbors have a documented history -- at least two prior law enforcement contacts in 2011 and 2012 -- of disputes.
The trespassing charge, Parker said, is the result of that history and the assertion that the park manager told Manes he couldn't cut the tree limbs.
Manes allegedly stood on the roof of his storage shed to cut the limbs.
Parker was dispatched to the scene at 11:30 a.m.
"Obviously, you're allowed to cut tree branches on your side of the property, but he reached over and cut the limbs down to the base," Parker said.
Manes was issued an appearance ticket.