Residents Report Landscaper Attempting to Poison Dogs

Three residents report seeing a landscaper leave hot dog pieces on the grass at 550 Medford Street.

If you walk your dog on Medford Street near its intersection with Main Street and Bunker Hill Street, don’t let it eat anything.

Three dog owners recently told police at District A-15 they saw a landscaper at the Bricklayers Apprentice Fund at 550 Medford St. leave what they believe to be poisoned hot dog pieces on the grass.

The resident who reported the incident told police that he saw the landscaper with “a [five]-gallon bucket of a blue/green solution believed to be antifreeze with hot dogs soaking inside.”

The witness said that he saw the landscaper spread the hotdog pieces around in the grass after completing his work.

“The witness confronted the suspect, stating ‘are you trying to poison the dogs?’” a police report read.

“The suspect replied ‘yes,’” the witness told police. The pair argued before the landscaper left. Once the landscaper had gone, the witness collected the hot dog pieces in his own five-gallon bucket before informing police of the incident. Two neighbors accompanied him to the district A-15 police department. They told officers that they had seen the same man performing the landscaping at earlier times and had noticed hotdog pieces left behind after his departure.

Durty Harry’s Doggie Boutique posted on Facebook that several customers have reported having sick dogs, possibly as a result of the hot dog pieces.

Police took the collected hotdogs as evidence. As of Wednesday morning, according to the department, the case had not been updated and was still under investigation.

The woman who answered the phone at the Bricklayers Apprentice Fund said that no one within the organization would speak to the press on this matter.

Ouiser Boudreau September 26, 2012 at 02:52 PM
@Just a person ... I can assure you that it would not be okay to shoot my dog or any dog. That is going a little too far don't you think? And its quite the immature statement to make. The thing is, I wouldn't allow my dog on your property in the first place. As always I will stick to not compromising my values by respecting my neighbors privacy and personal property. But common sense would also prevail that if on the off chance she broke off her leash and squatted on your lawn, I would immediately be cleaning it up and apologizing for it happening. This is called being civilized and respectful.
Ouiser Boudreau September 26, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I must add....if you see someone letting their dog relieve itself whether it be on a public or private property and they don't pick it up, then speak up! These are the people who make the rest of us (responsible dog owners) look bad. I think the local neighborhood watch should really get involved in calling out these people. If not thepm than local law enforcement. And everyone wonders why dogs get banned out of Parks and off of beaches...???? Because of the same knuckleheads who let their dogs poop all over the place and leave it there. Its not the dog's fault. Its the owner's responsibility. If I see someone doing that I do speak up. Yes, I have been told some not so nice responses back, but at least I spoke up. And really, I will call animal control, I don't care who it is. Dont own a dog if you can't properly take care of it. Buy a goldfish instead.
Meghan Seward September 26, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Just Wondering - Please leave Eugene O'flaherty out of this i understand that it is his brother in law but he is not responsible for what other people do when he is not around. If you are a real townie then you know he does everything he can not only for the town but all the people in it. He actually cares what goes on around here and tries to help make it a nicer place to live, and not only when he is up for re-election either. He really would help anyone of us if we needed it and he was able so please i understand why it seems to be a big deal but if you only knew everything hes done around here you would not even have posted that thank you
Jimmy G. September 28, 2012 at 01:42 AM
George Quintana December 06, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Well people, if u have live around Kenneth Hyland for 2 yrs, then u would understand wat he is about. i grew up in Chelsea n just recently moved to the Chelsea YMCA in 2008. when i met Kenneth, he seemed to be a loner, but when i finally got a chance to meet him in person, he seemed like a nice guy. "but to tell u the truth" he was just n is a troubled person! We became friends in the beginning, then soon enough, he became a total ass, not just to me but to everyone at the YMCA. His demeanor changed and he became very violent. He didn't like people greetin him or even talkin to him. Most people tried to stay away, but in our situation, that was hard to do considering we ran into him in the halls when he had something to complain about. So if u think Kenneth deserves to be in jail, I will admit that he needs psyciatric help n then some. This is just my opinion, considering wat I,ve been through with him within the past few years.


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