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March 27, 2014

Police Log: March 27, 2014 — Felony arrest

PERU — A Peru man was charged with criminal mischief and menacing Tuesday.

Christopher W. Besaw, 18, menaced two men with a hammer at an address on Peasleeville Road in Peru and threatened to harm them, police said in a news release.

Besaw swung the hammer at a vehicle both men were in and struck the front passenger’s side quarter panel, making a large dent in the car, police said.

He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony; third-degree menacing, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

Besaw was arraigned in Peru Town Court and sent to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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