Retired Warren Officer Dale Malesh charged with CSC [April 13, 2013]
Sturgis Officer Dale Malesh charged with killing dogs [July 29, 1986]
Officer Is Placed Under Supervision
The Argus- Press
Thursday, August 14, 1986
Centerville [AP] - A suspended Sturgis police officer accused of shooting two dogs has been placed under supervision for a year after pleading no contest of a reduced charged.
Dale Malesh, 35, pleaded no contest Wednesday to careless use of a firearm resulting in injury to personal property, a misdemeanor. He had been charged with a felony, malicious destruction of an animal.
Under the no-contest plea, accepted by 3rd District Court Judge Wilham McManus, Malesh neither admitted nor denied guilt.
Under supervision, the charge will be erased from Malesh's record if he stays out of trouble for the next year.
Malesh allegedly shot the dogs near his home during a two-week period in early June. He was suspended in late June for five days without pay and was demoted from sergeant to patrolman with a deduction in salary after he was tied to the shootings.
Malesh has been suspended without pay since July 28. It was unknown Wednesday if Malesh would return to the police department.