East Hopewell Twp. man cited 8 times, charged thrice in 2015 with drunkenly screaming profanity at neighbors


Authorities have cited an East Hopewell Township man eight times and charged him three times over the past six months with drunkenly shouting obscenities and insults at his next-door neighbors.

State police say they have been called to the area 16 times since November 2014 by the neighbors of Michael Lee Saylor, 59, of 13701 Trout School Road.

After 10 citations for disorderly conduct or harassment in the past two years, with clusters of tickets issued around May and June and then in August of this year, state police arrested Saylor Oct. 4. He has been charged in three separate incidents recently with misdemeanor counts of stalking, harassment and disorderly conduct.

Police allege when he was arrested, he "without warning" urinated in the police car, and for that he was charged with institutional vandalism, another misdemeanor.

Several of the citation reports say Saylor shouted derogatory names at Evon Wagoner, one of the neighbors, and her daughter. Other citations say he stood outside and shouted profanity to no one in particular for various periods of time.

Recent charges: Authorities filed charges by mail for incidents Sept. 25 and 26. On the first of those two days, police allege, Saylor, "under the influence of several alcoholic drinks," sat out on his porch and "began to yell obscene language at the top of his lungs," hurling insults at Wagoner, her daughter and her husband, Ronald.

The next day, the Wagoners called police again and played a recording of Saylor shouting profanities at them again from his porch, which is about 50 feet away from their home, according to documents. The Wagoners told police they regularly feared exiting the house, and they can't have family or friends over without Saylor starting up again, documents state.

Then around 8 p.m. Oct. 4, the Wagoners again called police. A trooper met with them and stood on their porch and listened to Saylor drunkenly shout "belligerent, antagonistic statements" from his porch for 10 minutes, police allege.

The Wagoners told troopers Saylor "has really affected their lives;" they said they have been frightened and have had trouble sleeping, according to documents.

On that day, troopers arrested Saylor because of "his persistent conduct after being prosecuted, and told on many occasions to desist," documents state. That's when he allegedly urinated in the cruiser.

A woman who answered the phone Sunday afternoon at Saylor's residence and identified herself as his mother did not wish to comment publicly.

Saylor remains in York County Prison on $2,500 bail, according to online court records.

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