Police arrested a Penn Yan man for a fifth time this week after an incident at a local hospital.
Police say 66-year-old Mark Booth, was taken into custody after refusing the leave the hospital. They say he had been asked to leave by staff, but refused to do so.
They say Booth then began yelling at officers, and even threatened to have the police arrested. He threw himself on the floor and refused to get up.
Booth was escorted out of the building, and given a ride to his residence.
Police say they have reached out to several agencies in the Finger Lakes to get the man the help he needs. It’s unclear if any of those requests have been successful since his most-recent arrest.
He was issued another appearance ticket and released.
Penn Yan man arrested a fourth time; charged with trespassing at convenience store
After being arrested three times in three days, the Penn Yan man who police said defecated multiple times while being taken into custody as a way to avoid being charged – was arrested again.
Mark Booth, 66, of Penn Yan was arrested again on Monday after police responded to a trespass complaint at a local business where he had previously been arrested.
He had been banned over the weekend following a theft.
In the most-recent incident – Booth was accused of harassing the employees at the store and not leaving.
Booth was charged with trespass and released to appear at a later date.
Original Story: Penn Yan man charged with resisting arrest, harassment
A Penn Yan man was arrested for a third time on Monday after a domestic incident, which resulted in police being called.
Mark Booth, 66, of Penn Yan was charged with harassment and resisting arrest, according to police. They say he got into an argument with a female and punched her in the chest and arm, then shoved her.
Booth then physically resisted officers when they arrested him.
Police say that Booth intentionally defecated in his pants as he was upset that officers were arresting him, two out of the three times he was taken into custody.
They say that Booth believed that he would be released if conditions were made unpleasant enough for arresting officers.
Following the incident – Booth was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for a checkover and released.
Police say they wanted to hold Booth at the Yates County Jail until an order of protection could be in place for the victim, but Booth was released, they say, due to the new criminal justice reforms.
He had been arrested on Sunday for stealing two bags of chips at a local convenience store.
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