On February 10, 2021, State Police arrested 27-year-old Raymond A. Mangieri of Peru, after an investigation revealed that he killed a 7-month-old German Shepherd puppy and disposed of it in a garbage can. Mangieri was charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, a class E felony under the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law. He was virtually arraigned by the Town of Saranac Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to the Peru Town Court at a later date. Mangieri, a New York State Parolee, was then transported to Clinton County Jail for a violation of his parole.