Mitchell Marsicano was arrested again on Tuesday, Oct. 26, for violating an order of protection.
Long Beach Police arrested a West Park Avenue man on Tuesday, just days after he was charged with sexually abusing his pet dog.
Deputy Inspector Bruce Meyer said that Mitchell Marsicano, 55, violated an order of protection on Oct. 26 when he broke into his tenant’s apartment that he rents out.
The two tenants were granted an order of protection after Marsicano was initially charged with sexual misconduct and burglary on Oct. 22 after he allegedly broke into the apartment and sexually abused his pet shiba inu that the tenants were caring for.
Marsicano had made bail after his arraignment last Friday, and returned to the home, where he threatened his tenants, sources said.
“He went back and started yelling at the people and threatening them,” said one source.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that on at least two occasions between October 12 and October 21, Marsicano engaged in sexual misconduct with the dog in the upstairs apartment of the house he owned. Marsicano, who lived in the basement of his home and rented out other floors to two tenants, had previously turned over the care of the dog to his tenants, who claim that he had neglected and abused the animal.
One of the tenants, Daniel Miller, said he awoke and witnessed the disturbing scene in an empty adjacent bedroom.
“Immediately I woke up and it was the worst picture imaginable,” Miller said, adding that he witnessed Marsicano on top of the dog. Miller said he called the Animal Cruelty Unit, and that Long Beach Police arrested Marsicano when he returned home later that morning.
Rice said the 23-lb. dog was removed from the home and underwent a veterinary exam at the Nassau Animal Emergency Group in Westbury. In a statement, Rice said that the veterinarian stated that the dog showed injuries to its legs, consistent with being roughly restrained; other injuries and conditions consistent with trauma; and was uncharacteristically skittish to being touched on its hindquarters. The dog remains at the Freeport Animal Shelter.
Rice said the tenants contacted the D.A.’s Animal Cruelty Unit after witnessing Marsicano sexually abuse the dog in their apartment on Oct. 21 at approximately 2 a.m. after he entered the apartment without their permission.
Meyer said that Marsicano was charged with criminal contempt for violating the order of protection. He is due back in Long Beach City Court on Friday, Oct. 29. He is due back in Nassau County Criminal Court on Nov. 4 for the initial charges of second-degree burglary, a class c felony, and one count of sexual misconduct and one count of attempted sexual misconduct.