Cruelty to animals

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP - A Watsontown man was charged with cruelty to animals following the shooting of a dog at a home at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday.

State police at Milton reported Wayne M. Vanblargan, 69, of 7340 State Route 54, Watsontown, noticed a German Shepherd dog, owned by Shawn and Kristy McNett, of Watsontown, on his property and approached the dog. According to police, Vanblargan was standing 15 feet from the dog and fired two rounds from a .22 caliber rifle, fatally wounding the dog, a family pet.

The charges were filed with Senior Magisterial District Judge Richard Cashman's office in Milton.