06 August 2019
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander


  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

Woodchuck hunting mishap leads to charges for Portville man

On August 4, 2019, SP Olean Troopers arrested Lester L. Baker Jr., 51, of Portville, NY for Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerment of Property.

An investigation of a July 25, 2019 incident at a residence on State Route 417 in the town of Portville revealed Baker had fired a bolt from a crossbow at a woodchuck in his yard which missed its target and struck a neighboring house.

Baker was arrested and released with appearance tickets for Portville Town Court where he is due to appear later this month.

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