November 6, 2013

Police: Halloween burglars nabbed


---- — KEESEVILLE — A Keeseville couple awoke to the sound of intruders in their home on Halloween night, and a call for help brought almost immediate results.

Plattsburgh-based State Police were on patrol, eyes out for suspicious vehicles in southern Clinton County near Lake Champlain, as numerous burglaries had been reported in that area in recent weeks, authorities said in a press release.

The call came in from Keeseville, and the patrol car headed that way. En route, however, the troopers spotted a green Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction.

“This vehicle was similar to the vehicle that was reported as being seen in the area of earlier burglaries,” police said in a news release.

The troopers signaled the pickup to pull over, but the driver instead fled, the release said, and after a few minutes’ chase, the truck stopped, and the occupants took off on foot.  

After a short pursuit, two suspects were taken into custody: Eric J. Warren, 31, of the Town of Plattsburgh and Joshua J. Warren, 25, of Altona.

In the vehicle, police said, were items the pair had stolen that night and others “believed to be the proceeds of other, earlier burglaries.”

The two were each charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest and a variety of traffic offenses. 

They were arraigned in Chesterfield Town Court and sent to Essex County Jail. Eric Warren was released on bail, but Joshua Warren remained in jail on Tuesday.

The men are due in court next on Nov. 18.

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