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05 May 2014
Troy man arrested for shooting over man's head at turkey buzzard
 Major Steven James
 Troop G Commander

State Police in Brunswick arrested 24 year old Thomas P. Fuller on Sunday for Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and several ENCON law violations. Troopers received a call from a resident on Johnny Cake Hollow Road in Pittstown of two men shooting in the roadway near his home. When the complainant approached the men, Fuller fired a rifle over his head at a flying turkey buzzard.  The two men then left the area. A Trooper and ENCON Officer arrived and discovered a dead rabbit where the men had been standing. Fuller and the other man Dainel S. Kocienski of Petersburgh were eventually located and arrested. The ENCON Law violations Fuller was charged with were : Shooting within 500 feet of a dwelling, Hunting turkey with a rifle ,Taking small game out of season, Shooting over a public highway, and Illegally attempting to take a protected species, the turkey buzzard. Kocienski was ticketed for Taking small game out of season. The two men were released and are to appear in Pittstown Court at a later date. It is believed the turkey buzzard was not injured.


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