Last summer William J. Carboni, 44, was arrested and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor, after trying to poison his neighbor's three dogs. The dogs' owner called police after someone laced raw meat with mouse poison and tossed it in his yard. It is not clear how the owner or police knew the meat was laced with mouse poison. It's also not clear if any of the dogs ate the meat. The owner of the dogs took all three pets to the vet where they checked out o.k.
The incident took place on Naperville's southwest side of the 2900 block of Cedar Glade Dr. in the Woodlake area on September 2. Carboni was charged on September 17 after an investigation led police to believe that Carboni was responsible for the incident. Police records showed that officers had responded to three separate barking complaints that were made prior to the incident. No action was taken on any of those complaints. Carboni pleaded guilty on March 24 and was sentenced the same day. He was ordered to perform three hundred hours of community service in addition to being placed on two years of probation and ordered to pay fines and legal costs.