Skip to comments.Man Charged After Corralling Suspected Vandals In Closet (arresting the victim)
Posted on 06/16/2013 8:28:41 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Clyde, N.Y. --- A Wayne County man is now facing four charges for Endangering the Welfare of a Child after he interrupted an act of vandalism at a home he was renovating for his father-in-law.
The incident unfolded around 9 p.m. Saturday when Jesse Daniels said he told his wife to call 911 after he heard loud noises coming from the home next door and saw an individual striking a wall with a hammer.
Daniels... ran next door and found four children, ages eight and ten, doing damage to the property. Daniels said he took a hammer from one of the kids and corralled them into a closet while he waited for police to arrive. Daniels estimated that the damage to his father-in-law's property exceeds $40,000...
Clyde Village Police took the children back to their parents and filed felony criminal charges of Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree. Those cases will be handled in Family Court and the results of each case is likely to remain sealed.
On Monday police returned to Daniels' home and arrested him on four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
The parents of the children insisted on the charges according to authorities. They claim that their children were shoved into the closet, that one was grabbed around the neck, and that Daniels' threatened them with the hammer.
Daniels was arraigned on those charges and is due back in court later this month. The maximum sentence on each charge is one year in county jail.
Wayne County District Attorney Richard Healy tells 13WHAM News that the entire incident is still under investigation and he is still gathering information. While Healy can decide not to prosecute he said he does not have enough information at this time to make that decision....
Paul Bowler lives not far from Daniels home and the home that was vandalized and he made no excuses for the actions of his boys and their two alleged accomplices when 13WHAM News confronted him....
Bowler said his two boys are traumatized by the incident and their mother showed 13WHAM News a picture of the incident that she says one of them drew. Bowler also provided 13WHAM News with a photo of the neck of one of his boys because he said Daniels grabbed his son by the neck and left a mark.
Oh they're traumatized, they haven't been to school they don't sleep until the sun comes up, said Bowler.
"I don't know why he didn't get more charges than just Endangering the Welfare of a Child because if you're asking me that's imprisonment, that's unlawfully dealing with a child, said Bowler.
"I would like to see them (the charges) dropped against me because I was just protecting my family and had the house torched it would've affected my home and everything, Daniels responded. "I hope the children learn a lesson, I don't want to see them grow up to be bad people. I mean they're intelligent kids. What happened\ happened and I just want to get it over with and not have any more problems that's all I want.
Penal Law § 260.10 Endangering the welfare of a child.
A person is guilty of endangering the welfare of a child when:
1. He or she knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a child less than seventeen years old or directs or authorizes such child to engage in an occupation involving a substantial risk of danger to his or her life or health; or 2. Being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than eighteen years old, he or she fails or refuses to exercise reasonable diligence in the control of such child to prevent him or her from becoming a..." a "juvenile delinquent" or a "person in need of supervision," ...
But, no, this Obama's America. We have to arrest the property owners and coddle the criminals.
And thank goodness Daniels hadn't gone over there with a gun. Even if he hadn't used it, he probably be in prison already.
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We’ll let you go if you promise to donate to the Democrat Party....
Don’t these “parents” have any shame about what their kids were doing? The parents should be hauled up for arrest on charges of irresponsible treatment of children.
Oh they’re traumatized, they haven’t been to school they don’t sleep until the sun comes up, said Bowler.
Hmmm- the poorl ittle arsonists criminals aere ‘traumatized’? Just think how traumatized they are goign to be when they land in jeuvenile detention-
Daniles shoudl be claimign hte kids traumatized him- he should be drawign a picture of his father-in-law’s house on fire and thjsoe kids standign i nthe roadway watchign it and laughing- he shoudl be suing the parents of the kids for endangerign their kids by allowign htem to go unsupervised late at night-
[[”I don’t know why he didn’t get more charges than just Endangering the Welfare of a Child because if you’re asking me that’s imprisonment, that’s unlawfully dealing with a child, said Bowler.]]
Funny Bowlers shoudl mention prison- becasue that’s probably where he’s goign to be makign visits to to see his sons some day- Since this dolt can’t recognize that his children are thugs and criminals, he shoudl be held as an accomplice
[[”I would like to see them (the charges) dropped against me because I was just protecting my family and had the house torched it would’ve affected my home and everything, Daniels responded. “I hope the children learn a lesson, I don’t want to see them grow up to be bad people. I mean they’re intelligent kids. What happened\ happened and I just want to get it over with and not have any more problems that’s all I want.]]
Daniels can feel sorry for the kids if he wants, but they are simply products of their upbringing and it appears they are following in the footsteps of their irresponsible no good father-
typical sniveling Leftist “Victim”
a good ass whipping is in order...
poor little hoodlums.. they’re traumatized.. 40K worth,,
The parents of each child should get 10K poorer too..
Sounds like the parents have some sway somewhere. I think child welfare should check in on them since the parents so poorly supervise their children.
They are traumatized because they got caught and now they're truants and night roaming zombies too.
If we only had their first names I’d bet we could determine who these hoodlums really are.
Had I done such a thing as a child, there would have been a whole truckload of trauma...but my parents would have been the ones bringing it...
I’d say it’s about 100% certain that the “father” of the boys interviewed for the story is a strong Obama supporter. The only amazing thing is that he has not deserted the kids yet - maybe he lives on their mom’s income.
I will contend that of all the things we have lost as a culture, shame is one of the most important.
Imagine what most of our parents would have done if we had been those kids. Many of us wouldn't have been sitting for a very long time!! And our parents would have made it very clear to us that we were not to bring shame to our families!!
And what kind of parent lets 8-10 year old kids out at night without supervision?
Someone might wait until this Boweler guy and his family are out of town and let the word be known among the local kids that everyone is going to his house to trash it.
But I don’t think that will happen.
He’s probably on welfare and doesn’t leave home much.
The “victim” of this charge does not seem to fit the criteria of the statute.
” Being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child”
I can’t believe the damage that was done to that house! Something is very wrong with young children who are capable of that kind of destruction of personal property. Fortunately with the internet the father of the children will soon be sorry he ever went on the news trying to get more charges against the victim of the vandalism. Nobody can look at those pictures and for a second think the owner is in the wrong with his actions.
IMHO, if that DA goes ahead with prosecution of Mr Daniels his house should be vandalized by some 'kids'. Lets see how he feels then (he'd prolly file for Domestic Terrorism).
the little sh!ts KNEW better than to do that at home so they can't say they were just playing...
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