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Saturday, Mar 30, 2013County: Nassau
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Ralph R. Losee
A 46-year-old Hyde Park man has been arrested on felony charges after he shot and killed his neighbor's dog, town police said Tuesday.
Ralph R. Losee was charged with the felonies of aggravated cruelty to animals and criminal mischief, as well as the misdemeanor of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. He was arraigned in Hyde Park Town Court and posted $1,000 bail.
Hyde Park police said they received a report that a dog was shot and killed by a neighbor on Saturday. The owner of the dog said he had received a call from his neighbor, Losee, who said he had killed the dog for being on Losee's property on Willow Cross Road, police said.
Police said they interviewed Losee, who said he shot the Boxer because it was running around his property, exciting his own dogs. Losee said he became angry, shot the dog several times and then disposed of it in a dumpster on the property, police said.
Police were assisted by the Hyde Park animal control officer and a state Department of Environmental Conservation police officer.
- Daily Freeman - April 2, 2013
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