Man Threatens to Shoot Neighbor Over Dog Droppings Complaint: Orange Police

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    Orange Police Department
    Police arrested Jan Marcus after complaints from a neighbor that he threatened to shoot her when she asked him to clean up after his dogs.

    Police arrested an Orange resident following a neighbor’s complaints that he threatened to shoot her on Tuesday when she asked him to clean up after his dogs.

    A woman called police after Jan Marcus, 65, replied “Do you want me to shoot your (expletive) head off?” when she confronted him about the issue.

    Police confirmed in a records search that Marcus has 11 firearms registered to his name and obtained warrants for his arrest and to search his home and vehicle. On Wednesday, while staking out his home, police saw him leave in his car and stopped his vehicle to make the arrest.

    Marcus was compliant with police and showed them where his firearms were in his house. While police searched the home, they also found his six dogs. The Milford Regional Animal Control officer also responded to assist with the dogs.

    Police accounted for all 11 firearms and seized any others, Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo confirmed . The Orange Police Department is working with the State Police Firearms unit to confirm that all of the guns were properly registered, he said.

    Police released Marcus on a $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on May 21.