POLAND – Two 22-year-old Falconer natives are facing several charges after the NYS DEC say they illegally killed a deer in the Town of Poland last month.
Following an investigation by Environmental Conservation Officers and Ellicott Police Anthony Genco, of Falconer and Calvin Nowicki, of Erie PA, were charged with the illegal taking of a deer at night with a light, discharging a firearm from a roadway, using a silencer and trespassing.
Police were first tipped off after a landowner reported blood and drag marks in the snow.
Investigators allege the pair shot a deer from Sprague Hill Road with a spotlight, on posted property, and with a rifle equipped with a silencer at night on December 12.
The two were issued tickets and are scheduled to appear in the Town of Poland Court in February.