WETHERSFIELD — A landlord who allegedly removed the front door of a rental property has been charged, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office reported today.

On Aug. 15, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an incident at a residence on Hermitage Road. Edward G. Schoff, 62, of Warsaw, the owner of the residence, allegedly removed the door due to the tenants’ lack of rent payment.

Following the investigation, Schoff was charged, under Real Property Law, for a willful violation of agreements. It is illegal for a landlord to remove portions of a home, or to threaten a tenant in order to effect an unlawful eviction. Schoff was issued an appearance ticket for a later date in Wethersfield Town Court.

Assisting with the investigation was the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division and Wyoming County Building and Codes.

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