Police say woman threatened landlord with shotgun


A woman was charged with threatening her landlord with a shotgun.

Rome Police Lt. Sharon Rood said at 2:35 p.m. Friday, patrols responded to the 200 block of Clark St. for a report of a woman threatening a man with a gun.

During the investigation, it was learned that the landlord of the property arrived to the home of Stephanie Acevedo, 28, and asked to enter and walk through the apartment to investigate a possible gas leak. Acevedo then exited the residence with a 12-gauge shotgun and pointed it at the landlord while standing in the driveway, police said.

When searching her apartment, police said they found the unloaded gun in Acevedo’s closet, along with some ammunition.

Acevedo was charged with second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor. She was held for arraignment in City Court.

Other arrests:

• A man wanted on several warrants was charged with entering his ex-girlfriend’s residence through a window overnight, violating a court order of protection.

Rood said patrols responded to the 200 block of E. Dominick St. at 8:25 a.m. on Oct. 5 in regards to a feud between a woman and her ex-boyfriend. While being interviewed, the woman stated that her ex-boyfriend, Austin L. Menning, 25, of an unknown address, broke into her residence from a living room window, got into her bed and fell asleep at about 3 a.m.

When her infant woke up at 7:50 a.m. and she left the bedroom to feed the baby, the woman said she and Menning got into a verbal argument during which he was verbally abusive because she refused to have intercourse with him, police said. After several minutes, the victim heard knocking at the door and went to answer it. When she did, Menning locked the woman out of her residence as he left through a window, police said. The woman stated she was outside her residence for 10-15 minutes while her baby was alone inside, before she could crawl onto the roof to get back inside the house.

Menning was located and charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, and second-degree criminal trespass and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors. Police said he was also found to be wanted on four warrants: one for endangering the welfare of a child, one for first-degree criminal contempt, and two warrants on counts of second-degree criminal contempt. He will appear in court.

• Police said at 11:26 p.m. Saturday, they responded to the 400 block of William St. for a report of a domestic incident.

On arrival, patrols stated they located a woman with lacerations and swelling to her neck, but she denied medical attention. After interviewing the children, it was learned that Charles W. Grover, 33, wrapped a dog leash around the woman’s throat and choked her. The incident occurred in front of the children, police said.

Grover was charged with second-degree criminal obstruction of breathing, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of second-degree harassment. He will appear in City Court.

• At 6:06 p.m. Friday, police said they responded to the intersection of Lawrence and Depeyster streets for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers learned that Anthony J. Russell, 31, of Depeyster Street, struck another man in the lower back and throughout his body about five times with a chrome pipe, causing bruises and lacerations.

The victim was transported by AmCare Ambulance to Rome Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police said Russell was charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony. He will appear in City Court.

• Alfredo Hernandez, 36, of an unknown address, was charged with three counts third-degree mischief.

Police said at 10:22 p.m. Saturday, patrols responded to 310 Stevens St. for a report of a dispute between a woman and her ex-boyfriend. Further investigation revealed that Hernandez entered the woman’s apartment and during an argument, threw and broke several items, police said.


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