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January 13, 2014

Accused burglar arrested again

PLATTSBURGH — Police say stolen property from a burglary on Barton Road in late October, including jewelry and a shotgun, has been linked to two brothers already facing similar charges.

Eric J. Warren, 31, of Plattsburgh and Joshua J. Warren, 25, of Altona had been arrested Oct. 31 while fleeing a home they burgled in Keeseville, according to State Police. 

At the time, police noted items in their vehicle that they believed came from other burglaries.

Eric Warren, a prior felony offender, police said, was sent to Essex County Jail to await his appearance in court.

GIRLFRIENDS ARRESTED 

Joshua had been released on bail and was arrested again on Thursday, Jan. 9, in connection the items taken from the Barton Road home, State Police said.

Also arrested on Thursday in connection with the case, authorities said, was Rachel L. Wells, 19, of West Chazy, who State Police described as Joshua’s girlfriend. 

Authorities said Eric’s girlfriend, Tara R. Fish, 32, of Plattsburgh, had been taken into custody on Dec. 13.

NUMEROUS CHARGES

Joshua’s newest charges are 14 counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, possession of credit card, which are felonies; one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property valued at more than $1,000, a felony; as well as seven misdemeanor counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, said Plattsburgh-based State Police.

Wells faces the same charges.

Tara Fish is charged with three counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor.

Wells is to appear in Altona Town Court on Jan. 14, while Joshua is scheduled for Jan. 21.

‘RESISTED ARREST’

The arrest of the Warren brothers on Halloween followed a 911 call from a Keeseville couple who awoke to hear intruders in their home, according to police.

There had been numerous reports of burglaries in the area at that time, and Plattsburgh-based State Police were on patrol that night, keeping a lookout.

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