Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wellsville man charged with making a terroristic threat against police officer - UPDATED

Wellsville Police Tuesday arrested Jeffrey C. Rositzke, age 30 of Wellsville, charging him with Making a Terroristic Threat (Class D Felony).  The charge stems from an incident that took place on Trapping Brook Road in the Village of Wellsville.  Rositzke was processed and arraigned before Town of Independence Judge Dan Howe.  Rositzke was committed to the Allegany County Jail on $10,000.00 cash bail. Rositzke is due to appear in Wellsville Village Court on September 6th at 4:30 p.m. Additional information may be provided later today regarding the nature of the alleged crime.
UPDATE: Wellsville Police Chief Tim O'Grady said this afternoon that the arrest was the result of alleged threats against a police officer. Chief O'Grady said Rositzke was involved in a disturbance call. While police were investigating, Rositzke allegedly said that he would find the officer, go to his house and "put a bullet in his head."