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July 24, 2013

Police Log: July 24, 2013 — Felony arrest

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged with attempted burglary and drunken driving Monday after he illegally entered the home of an acquaintance, police said.

Plattsburgh City Police received a call from a man who said someone was banging on his door and trying to break in to his Peru Street apartment, Plattsburgh City Police said.

The man heard glass breaking and the door open and recognized the voice of David Johnson, 30, police said.

Johnson was allegedly yelling at the man about an argument the two were having over text messages, police said.

Johnson left the apartment before police arrived but patrolmen were able to locate him driving on Oak Street after they got a description of his car from the other man, police said.

Upon interviewing Johnson, police suspected he was intoxicated and administered field sobriety tests, which Johnson failed.

Johnson was arrested at 4:10 p.m. and was charged with second-degree attempted burglary, a felony, and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Kim Smith Dedam

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