Man accused of trapping neighbor's cat, dumping it in a field

From Saugerties Police:

Date of Incident: 08/23/19

Date of Arrest: 09/05/2019

Charges: Petit Larceny

Location of Incident: 49 Country Club Drive Mount Marion, NY

Person Charged: Joseph M. Gambichler

Charged Person’s Age: 48

Address of Person Charged: 49 Country Club Drive Mount Marion

Processed and released on police appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Saugerties Justice Court on September 18, 2019.

Narrative of What Occurred:

On August 24, 2019 Saugerties Police received a complaint regarding a missing cat.

Through an investigation and interviews conducted by police, the investigating officer establish that 48-year-old Joseph M. Gambichler of Mount Marion Park, had trapped his neighbor’s feline and then took the cat several miles away from the owner’s home, reportedly leaving the cat in an field.

A search of the area Gambichler reportedly left the cat was unsuccessful in locating the feline.

On September 5, 2019 Saugerties Police arrested Gambichler , charging him with the Misdemeanor of Petit Larceny. Incidental to processing, Gambichler was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Town of Saugerties Justice Court on September 18, 2019 to answer his charge.

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