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Arrest Made in Charlestown Landscaper Dog Poisoning Case

On Friday police announced they arrested a 53-year-old man suspected of trying to poison dogs with hot dogs soaked in chemicals.

Police made an arrest in a case of alleged dog poisoning that shocked the neighborhood.

Police announced Friday that 53-year-old landscaper Kenneth Hyland is in custody, suspected of soaking hot dogs in antifreeze and leaving them for pets to eat. An area outside the Bricklayers Apprentice Fund at 550 Medford St. is the site of the controversy.

The poisoned wieners may have been intended as a warning to dog owners to pick up after their animals.

At least three dog owners recently told police at District A-15 they saw a landscaper at that location leave what they believe to be poisoned hot dog pieces on the grass.

One resident who reported the incident told police that he saw the landscaper with “a [five]-gallon bucket of a blue/green solution believed to be antifreeze with hot dogs soaking inside.”

The witness said that he saw the landscaper spread the hotdog pieces around in the grass after completing his work.

“The witness confronted the suspect, stating ‘are you trying to poison the dogs?’” a police report read.

“The suspect replied ‘yes,’” the witness told police. The pair argued before the landscaper left. Once the landscaper had gone, the witness collected the hot dog pieces in his own five-gallon bucket before informing police of the incident. Two neighbors accompanied him to the district A-15 police department. They told officers that they had seen the same man performing the landscaping at earlier times and had noticed hotdog pieces left behind after his departure.

Durty Harry’s Doggie Boutique posted on Facebook that several customers have reported having sick dogs, possibly as a result of the hot dog pieces.

Police took the collected hot dogs as evidence.

The woman who answered the phone at the Bricklayers Apprentice Fund earlier this week said that no one within the organization would speak to the press on this matter.

Hyland will face a judge on Monday, police said.

JANET M October 02, 2012 at 12:38 PM
@ JOSEPH I USE CAPS EVEN IN EMAILS. LETS STICK TO THE SUBJECT.
Joseph October 02, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Janet, it's slow day in the office, so allow me to educate you. Here's just a couple links to explain to you how recipients view your emails, as well as everyone ready your posts. You're welcome. http://www.hoax-slayer.com/do-not-use-all-capitals.html http://email.about.com/od/netiquettetips/qt/Writing-In-All-Caps-Is-Like-Shouting.htm
JANET M October 02, 2012 at 01:56 PM
NOBODY HAS EVERY COMPLAINED ABOUT ME USING CAPS IN MY EMAILS OR MY BLOGS. SO I WILL CONTINUE TO USE THEM AS THEY ARE EASIER FOR ME TO SEE. I HAVE TO SQUINT TO READ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING. NOW LETS PLEASE GET BACK TO THE SUBJECT AT HAND.
Marianne Faithfull October 02, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Janet, learn to type correctly and as for your friend in the law office, I pity that Lawyers clients if what you say is true re. "tyoed documents.
Jimmy G. October 02, 2012 at 04:31 PM
AAAAGGGHHHHHHH All this yelling its driving me crazy!!!!!!!
JANET M October 02, 2012 at 05:10 PM
THIS IS THE LAST TIME I AM GOING TO ADDRESS THIS I USE CAPS BECAUSE IT'S EASIER FOR ME TO SEE. SO GET A GRIP. AS FOR MY FRIEND WHO WORKS FOR THE LAWYER NONE OF THE CLIENTS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT EITHER. THIS IS ABOUT A MAN TRYING TO POISON DOGS NOT A PLACE TO TELL SOMEONE WHO HAS A HARD TIME SEEING HOW TO TYPE
Dan October 02, 2012 at 05:15 PM
OK, So I can put land mines down - Right? Nope! You don't have that kind of right to put out something (that will kill anyone) or entice dogs onto your property that then makes them sick or worse kills them.
JANET M October 02, 2012 at 05:22 PM
SO TRUE DAN.I DON'T CARE IF IT WAS HIS PROPERTY OR NOT YOU CAN'T DO STUFF LIKE THIS AS IT'S A CRIME.
Larry October 02, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Joseph, well said my friend. This janet thing is an animal.
Larry October 02, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Janet M. Lets face it, your a dirty animal. Now go pick up that dog crap.
JANET M October 02, 2012 at 06:24 PM
LARRY I WON'T EVEN DIGNIFY YOU'RE CHILDLIKE COMMENT WITH A RESPONSE. COME BACK WHEN YOU CAN TALK LIKE A ADULT & STOP WITH THE NAME CALLING & ACCUSATIONS. AT LEAST I DON'T HAVE A POTTY MOUTH LIKE YOU.
Larry October 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Good question Make Bunker Hill. First, according to code, all public and private property must be safe. Second, if there was a sign posted: "No Trespassing" then that could be his loop hole to freedom. And this will get throw out because no human or dog was hurt.
Larry October 02, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Janet M., you have no dignity if you roam the streets with a bag full of dog feces. Sick animal.
JANET M October 02, 2012 at 06:30 PM
JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A HARD TIME SEEING & USES CAPS DON'T MAKE THEM AN ANIMAL. YOU'RE THE KIND OF PERSON WHO WOULD CALL A DEAF PERSON OR SOMEONE WHO HAS DOWN'S OR AUTISM AN ANIMAL. THAT'S SICK
JANET M October 02, 2012 at 06:33 PM
I HOPE YOU DON'T TALK TO YOUR MOTHER WITH THAT POTTY MOUTH. I HAVE WAY MORE DIGNITY THAN YOU WITH THAT POTTY MOUTH.
Pam October 02, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Janet M, I have read your comments and I have to say your wrong. Cleaning up after your pet is just your excuse to say your responsible when actually you are irresponsible. You should not use public areas for your pet to deficate or urinate. Do you have a special bag for # 1? If you dont own property and have no where to take your dog to mess...then you should not own a dog. Your problem should not be the communities.
Pam October 02, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Janet M, I have read your comments and I have to say your wrong. Cleaning up after your pet is just your excuse to say your responsible when actually you are irresponsible. You should not use public areas for your pet to deficate or urinate. Do you have a special bag for # 1? If you dont own property and have no where to take your dog to mess...then you should not own a dog. Your problem should not be the communities.
JANET M October 03, 2012 at 06:23 AM
PAM FYI THE REASON I HAVE A DOG IS FOR OUR SON WHO HAS AUTISM. SO DON'T YOU SIT THERE & TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD & SHOULDN'T DO. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH OWNING MY OWN PROPERTY & IF YOU HAD REALLY READ MY COMMENTS YOU WOULD HAVE READ THAT MY DOGS LIKE SOME DOGS NEED TO BE WALKED TO GO THAT'S THE WAY THE WERE TRAINED WAY BEFORE I GOT THEM. AND NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO OWN THEIR OWN PROPERTY OR LIVES IN THE CITY WHERE THEY WORK & DON'T HAVE A YARD BUT STILL THAT DON'T GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO TELL ANYONE WHAT THE SHOULD OR SHOULDN'T OWN.. I HAPPEN TO LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN WHERE PEOPLE ARE DOG OWNERS & DON'T SAY MUCH ABOUT IT. YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE & MYOB. AND IF AN AREA IS PUBLIC IT'S FOR EVERYONE NOT JUST CERTAIN PEOPLE.
Dan October 03, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Janet - Don't waste your breath, both Pam & Larry are likely fake users someone made to cover their tracks (most likely the same person). If you click on their names they have only posted in this one thread. You many want to get someone who knows computers to help you out in adjusting the system font and/or size to something larger. My great aunt had lost her vision and likewise used Caps all of the time until I fixed here system for her. Her eyesight got so bad we had to get a magnifying camera/display setup so she could read here mail and newspapers (she didn't like reading online).
Dan October 03, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Larry - Even with a 'Not Trespass" sign you're still liable if you create an unsafe environment. If on the other hand a building was not safe to enter, you then have an out, as it was an act of god that made the building unsafe (fire, earthquake etc...). A story that made it in the news media around 15 years ago about a small bodega owner in Atlanta GA, if I remember correctly. He bobby-Trapped the window above the doorway as thieves kept breaking in. He electrified it and placed Danger & No Trespass signs all over and still got a manslaughter conviction as the 18yr old kid died by electrocution trying to break in. In this case the person who did the act and the owner of the properly could both be held liable if a person or dog was injured or died in both criminal or civil court. So if Hyland is convicted in the criminal case the dog owners could file a civil case against Hyland and the Bricklayers Union for both the vet costs and their emotional harm. If I was the Bricklayers I would get in front of this and contact the owners who's dogs got sick. I would offer to pay the vet costs and a little more for the hardship to save them selves the pain of the bad PR and the costs of an lengthly court battle with a heart felt apology and statement they did not know what Hyland did in return for not suing them. As a reference: http://dogbitelaw.com/store/what-to-do-if-your-dog-is-injured-or-killed.html
JANET M October 04, 2012 at 01:54 AM
THANK YOU DAN. YEA THEY ARE PROBABLY TROLLS. AND THANK YOU FOR BEING SO UNDERSTANDING.I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING BUT USING CAPS JUST WORKS BEST FOR ME.
Joseph October 04, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Janet - I'm not an IT guy by trade, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night. Go into your control panel, choose 'display', then click on the 'settings' tab. You'll see "Screen Resolution." Lower the resolution, that may help by increasing the size of your display. You'll have to move your desktop icons, but that is easy. Or get a new script.
JANET M October 04, 2012 at 05:43 PM
JOSEPH I ALREADY TRIED ALL THAT & IT DON'T WORK FOR ME.
Joseph October 04, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I did my part to help you out.
JANET M October 04, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I KNOW THAT JOESPH. IT'S JUST CAPS WORK BETTER FOR ME.
Tom October 08, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Brian you are an ignorant dog hating idiot.
Owen October 08, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Your claim that your son has autism has nothing to do with the discussion at hand. Also, I will add to what others have said: please stop using all caps. While you're at it, please learn basin punctuation. Your posts are almost unreadable.
Owen October 08, 2012 at 05:53 PM
*basic punctuation
JANET M October 08, 2012 at 06:13 PM
OWEN IT HAS EVERY THING TO DO WITH IT WHEN SOME BUSY BODY TELLS ME I SHOULDN'T OWN A DOG JUST BECAUSE I DON'T OWN MY OWN PROPERTY. AND FOR THE LAST TIME I USE CAPS BECAUSE IT'S EASIER FOR ME TO SEE. AND IT & PUNCTUATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DISCUSSION A LOT LESS AS TO WHY I HAVE A DOG.
Owen October 08, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Ok, you're dead set on using all caps. It's already been explained to you that it is considered the equivelant of shouting, so I won't beat a dead horse. Also, punctuation has everything to do with a written discussion. Without it your words are a jumbled mess. Do you blog with no punctuation as well? I don't see where anyone tried telling you that you shouldn't have a dog because you don't own property. They said that you shouldn't let your dog use public places for relieving themselves. Plenty of people own property in Charlestown and do not have outdoor space for a dog.

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