Skip to comments.Pulteney (New York) man shot intruder Friday night
Posted on 08/22/2010 1:49:29 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Pulteney, N.Y. An elderly homeowner thwarted an apparent break-in early Friday night when he twice shot the perpetrator in his home.
Stephen Boyechko was napping with his wife in the bedroom of his ranch-style home at 8016 Brown Road when he was awakened by the sound of breaking glass in a nearby bathroom, Steuben County Chief Deputy Noel Terwilliger said at the scene.
Boyechko, in his mid-80s, then grabbed a handgun and confronted the would-be burglar and fired twice, striking him in the abdomen and the groin.
The name of the would-be burglar was not released, but he was described as a male in his 40s. He was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for treatment, Terwilliger said. The alleged burglar was not armed, he said.
Boyechko and his wife, Pauline, were not injured but were taken to Ira Davenport in Bath as a precaution.
The shooting occurred at about 7:10 p.m. and Boyechko called 911 to report the incident. Police found the wounded man in a hallway outside the bathroom conscious and alert, Terwilliger said.
The break-in could be related to a string of burglaries recently reported in the Bath area, Terwilliger said. Those burglaries occurred during the day when homeowners were away or at work.
In Fridays incident, the Boyechkos home could have been mistaken as unoccupied. The alleged burglar drove a silver Chevrolet Venture about 80 yards down the Boyechkos driveway before parking in front of a garage attached to the home.
The home sits on an isolated stretch of country road, located about three miles northeast of Prattsburgh.
Sheriffs investigators and the state police are handling the case and charges are pending.
Also responding were Rural Metro, Pulteney and Prattsburgh ambulance and the Pulteney Fire Department.
Should shot 4 times....
“...a male in his 40s...” Well THAT’S about as PC and safe as possible.
Obiously from a racial/ethnic minority. If he was caucasian his name would hae been published.
In the groin? That must have smarted.
Pending for the perp and not the homeowner, right?
If this was in the south his name would be Leroy or Willie.
Don’t mess with old men,they will kill you.
He drove a Chevy Venture (mini van) to the site of the crime. Not exactly a thug-mobile.
No excuse for turning a scumbag over to the cops breathing....
Boycheko is a humanitarian. He just wanted to prevent genetic damage for future generations, not kill the anus. "Ain't gonna be no breedin' in that family."
You are right! I can clear that up immediately. It was yet another heavily disguised Norwegian Gang Member. Happening with alarming frequency.
I think an 80 year old man gets a little slack on that.
Ja, med den ulovlige fremmede Amish har rane som noen hjem som mulig, og påkalle navnet Thor i årsaken til den nasjonalistiske sosialistiske Utopia!
They're not to blame, Rick. They are victims of too much Scrapple and Lutefisk. Can make people really cranky. Keep that in mind before making racist statements in the future.
Also notify the police if any costume stores are robbed, or if theatrical makeup thefts occur in your neighborhood. It's a sign that Norwegian Gangs are moving in.
lek antille reka po grille, baby.
One more to the head and he wouldn’t have to worry about him coming back when he’s 81.....
That is not a safe assumption in NY.
i happen to live 2 houses down the road from the man that got shot, he happens to be white.