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February 25, 2010

Unadilla man arrested for allegedly stealing firearms

SIDNEY _ A Unadilla man has been arrested on felony charges, state police said.

Bryant B. Swingle, 19, was charged Wednesday by Sidney troopers with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, firearms, troopers said. The charges were in connection with an incident in Norwich on Oct. 12. Bail was sent at $20,000.

Swingle also charged Wednesday by Norwich troopers with third-degree burglary, a felony, in connection with an incident reported Oct. 23 in the town of Oxford.

No further information was available about the incidents, Sidney troopers said Thursday.

Richfield Springs man faces two felony charges

RICHFIELD SPRINGS _ A Richfield Springs man was charged Feb. 19 with burglary, arson and endangerment, state police at Richfield Springs said.

Marc A. Foder, 25, was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree arson, both felonies, and three counts each of endangering welfare a child and unlawfully dealing with a child _ alcohol, troopers said.

In connection with the same incident, Chyle Thomson, 16, Richfield Springs, was charged Saturday with third-degree criminal trespass, and Alyssa Rivas, 16, Richfield Springs, was charged Saturday with third-degree criminal trespass and making a false written statement, both misdemeanors, troopers said. And an unidentified 14-year-old female, whose name authorities withheld because of her age, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass.

Foder was held, and the three teenagers were released, troopers said. No further details were available Thursday night, state police at Sidney said.

Stamford woman arrested

A Stamford woman was arrested on arson and fraud charges Tuesday, state police at Princetown said.

Charlene Papas, 35, was charged with third-degree arson and third-degree insurance fraud, both felonies, in connection with an incident in the town of Colesville on Jan. 7, troopers said. No other information was available.

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