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Two separate cases of abandonment of animals in Allegany County

Michael T. Baldwin Reports

After investigating an animal complaint in the Town of Scio, state police arrested a male, 28, of Belmont. He was charged with two counts each of abandonment of animals and neglect of impounded animals. Court action is pending.*

A complaint filed November 19th in the Town of Ward has resulted in charges. State Police arrested a male, 53, of Allentown. He was charged with one count of second-degree menacing with a weapon. He was released with an appearance ticket for court.

After responding to a domestic dispute call, Painted Post-based state police arrested a male, 19, of Campbell. He was charged with menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing. He was initially detained.

A felony charge was filed after a complaint in the Town of Hornellsville. Wayland-based Troopers say they arrested 32-year-old Amber L. Spencer of Castile. She was charged with felony second-degree burglary of a dwelling. The accused was initially detained.

Independence Police Blotter

Wednesday November 23, 2022

Independence Police charged a female, age 31 of Wellsville, NY, with abandonment of animals. The charge stems from a complaint on State Route 248 in the Town of Independence. The will appear later in December in the Town of Independence Court.*


The Sun doesn’t publishe the names of those arrested unless the charges are of a felony nature, the charges are part of a larger “crime spree,” or the arrested is a public figure.

*Sadly, animal neglect and abandonment in New York State is still only a misdemeanor. The maximum sentence for just leaving animals to die is 1 year in prison and $1000 dollars.

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