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Alden highway superintendent charged with trespassing

The Alden highway superintendent was issued an appearance ticket for trespassing today after a homeowner complained the superintendent was on his property without permission, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

The homeowner, Mark Moore, told sheriff’s deputies this morning that he found Gary Wagner in the Broadway home, which is currently under renovation.

Wagner was there to check in with a friend who is building a barn on the property and had recently purchased a truck from Wagner, said Alden Supervisor Harry “Bud” Milligan. Wagner then entered the vacant house to inspect some construction work he had done for the previous owner, he said.

Wagner and Moore apparently have a longstanding feud, according to Milligan.

“He’s in construction and Gary’s in construction, too,” he said. “I guess they just don’t see eye to eye.”

Wagner is due in town court Tuesday to answer the misdemeanor charge.