Watertown man accused of striking two men, trespassing at Yellow Cab office

WATERTOWN, NY —  William I. Netto, 41, of 11 Public Square, Apt. 308, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 7:58 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at 25000 State Route 3 in the town of Pamelia with third-degree criminal trespass, fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree harassment.

Mr. Netto is accused of entering and remaining in the main office of Yellow Cab, 1170 Water St., when he physically forced a door open as an employee tried to close and secure the door at about 7:31 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, according to court documents. He is accused of striking Dale C. Harvey, 67, Clayton, with a closed fist in the left side of his head and recklessly damaged a hearing aid valued at $305 causing it to not function properly, police said. He is also accused of striking John R. Peebles, 58, Watertown, in the back of his head with a closed fist causing him to fall to the floor during the same incident, police said.

He is summoned to appear Nov. 18 in City Court.