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Suspected Dog Poisoner Denies Charges, Held on $5,000 Bail

Kenneth Hyland, 53, of Everett, also has outstanding legal cases in Lynn and Woburn.

Kenneth Hyland, 53, of Everett—the man suspected of poisoning dogs on Medford Street—told a judge today he denied the charges against him.

Hyland, who caught regional attention after a Charlestown resident confronted him on Sunday, Sept. 16 and told police that he believed the landscaper was poisoning dogs, confronted the judge Monday in Charlestown District Court. He was arrested Friday.

The judge ordered that Hyland be held on $5,000 bail, according to the Boston Herald. The Herald also reported that Hyland has outstanding court cases in both Lynn and Woburn.

Ryan September 24, 2012 at 06:25 PM
are these charges just for the dog poisoning or attempt to kidnapp too?
John September 24, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Keep Charlestown safe and healthy. Dog fouling in public is unhealthy and degrades the community. Anyone walking with a dog and promoting their pet to relieve itself in public is putting our health at risk. Even if they pick-up, the contaminants left behind poses a serious health risk to humans. Did you ever see a dog owner pick-up # 1? A dogs worms from poop can last in the soil for up to 5 years...think about it!
Ryan September 24, 2012 at 07:56 PM
so where do you suggest dogs piss and shit John? Let's only drive electric cars in charlestown too, its better for us. Lets not let anyone smoke, I dont want second hand smoke. I doubt you know very much about dog fouling and the health risks, you are just as likely to get sick from that as you are getting bit by a mosquito or from bird shit. Should we kill all the birds that shit on the playground?
Jay September 24, 2012 at 09:05 PM
John, being a D-bag isn't healthy for us either...but yet you post bullshit like that? Be constructive, not an imbecile.
Laura M. September 24, 2012 at 11:24 PM
How about letting your dog crap on your own property and not the cities. Dirty, nasty people.
Ryan September 24, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Where would you suggest people that don't own outside space have their dog piss? Sorry we can't all own 600K condos with outside space. Laura you are probably some swanky woman who lives in a dream world that parks with dirt on the ground and sidewalks that have people walking on them everyday should be clean enough for you to eat off them.
brian September 25, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Face it Ryan...your a dirty pig...I bet your condo smells like a zoo.
BostonMaggie September 25, 2012 at 03:10 AM
The news is reporting the guy is from Charlestown. But this article is saying he is from Everett. i hope it's Everett. I know it doesn't help the sick dog....but, I'd still rather he wasn't a Townie.
Becky September 25, 2012 at 04:31 PM
It sounds like this is just for the dog poisoning - the attempted kidnapping is old news for this scumbag.
Just a person! September 25, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Not for anything but I thought if a bird shit on you it was "Good Luck" Don't tell me that was a lie???
Mary B September 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Prohibit dog fouling in Charlestown! Its causing people to resort to bad behavior.
karen dempsey carney September 27, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Yikes any campers or hikers in this crowd....where do the humans go when there is not a designated area just a thought

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