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Homeless man charged in puppy deaths

Published: Thu, February 16, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m.

Homeless man charged in puppy deaths


The city filed charges Thursday against a 55-year-old homeless man, who police already have in custody, for the killing of two German shepherd puppies Jan. 30 in the Federal Street boulevard in front of the Western Reserve Transit Authority.

City Prosecutor Jay Macejko said William Bednar was a person of interest almost immediately after the investigation started because he has a history of animal abuse and security cameras filmed him in the area around the time of the dog killings.

Police have charged the man with two felony counts of animal cruelty, Macejko said. He said because the dogs had collars on their necks, it led them to believe they were pets allowing authorities to up the charges to felony counts.

Bednar was arrested Wednesday after police found two syringes in a shopping cart he was pushing.

Macejko said there is no link between Bednar and the other dog abuse cases within the last few weeks.

“We are investigating those as individual cases,” Macejko said.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Vindicator or vindy.com


1whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

warm spot in hell for you, hope word travels fast in the jail-house.....

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2Jtb88(2 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago


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3Scope9137(7 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

What Falcon, for real?!?!!?1? I hope this man gets bound and gagged himself

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4jfgiancola(174 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

This man ( and I use the term loosely), needs to have a noose put on his neck, tightened until he dies, and placed in a dumpster for public viewing where someone like me could urinate on his corpse.

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5holken(8 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Falconeddy. I just realized when I read your post saying you miss stan....and now that I think about it, I havent seen stan for a long time. What happened to him???

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6VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

For Stan's sake, I hope he is ok. His colorful commentary is missed in these pages.

Sometimes, there are circumstances that happen that force newspapers to ban individuals from making comments on their sites...but sometimes individuals become ill, or move on in their lives. I hope for Stan's sake that he has moved on. The pressures of being Stan can be overwhelming after a time. Yet, I did see a comment by a new poster that sounded a lot like Stan.

Will we ever learn the truth?

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7BIGDOG69(27 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

I say we tie his hands and feet and drop him in the river from a bridge. See if crap floats or not...

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8VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Bigdog -Good idea, but that would be polluting the river and all the river banks from Youngstown, down the Ohio, to the Mississippi and all the way into the Gulf of Mexico, where the shrimp would eat whatever remains were left and they would package the shrimp and send it back to Youngstown. No thanks, I would rather see him burned in the steel mills of the Valley, if we had any left here still burning.

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9kensgirl(877 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

String 'em up fellas!!!

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10LoveWins(35 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Your amazingly racist comment is hilarious, considering he's WHITE.


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