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Landlord accused of cutting heat and blaring radio to harass tenants

Posted at 11:54 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 11:54:25-05

WETHERSFIELD, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Wyoming County landlord is facing charges, including 6 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, after allegedly harassing a family in Wethersfield and not providing heat for their apartment.

According to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, 27-year-old David D. Woolley rents a unit to a family of 8, including 6 young children. The family called police after temperatures dipped below freezing since the basement of the home is fully exposed to the elements and the heating system is inoperable, according to investigators.

In addition, Woolley is accused of blaring a radio and running an air compressor at all hours in an adjacent apartment.

Woolley was arrested on October 31st and charged with 6 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful eviction and willfully violating the terms of a lease. Woolley was arraigned and released pending a December court appearance.