Police: Man Killed Dog With Pellet Gun
Lower Saucon Township Police say Arthur Santos Melo violated the township's firearms ordinance when he shot a dog with a .177 caliber pellet rifle.
A Lower Saucon Township man was cited for a township firearms ordinance violation after he allegedly shot a dog with a .177 caliber pellet rifle June 27, police said in a press release Thursday.
According to police, Arthur Santos Melo, of the 2100 block of Saucon Avenue, shot the dog because it was "attacking his rabbits and chickens."
Police said Melo was in violation of the ordinance because the shooting occurred within 150 yards of several occupied residences.
"This violation resulted in the death of (the) dog," police noted.