21-year-old Harvey Rose told police he was getting the 2-week-old ready for a bath, left a container of steaming hot water on a table next to the infant and then left the room. He said when he returned, the water had spilled onto the baby. Later, a caregiver noticed the baby had second-degree burns. The infant was eventually taken to Buffalo Children’s Hospital for treatment.
In another case, Rose is accused of stealing a cell phone from a customer at a bank. According to court papers, the customer left the phone on a counter and Rose took it. He told police he planned on reported that it had been stolen and hoped to get a reward, but he never did report it.
In a third case, while police were investigating an unrelated burglary they found Rose with marijuana. Rose, who is also charged with arson in several cases, remains in McKean County Jail.