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December 12, 2012

Two charged in Mooers burglary

MOOERS — Two Plattsburgh residents allegedly burglarized a Mooers residence Monday morning while a teenager was home alone.

Christopher F. Rock, 39, and Natasha M. Bibeau, 32, were charged with second-degree burglary of a dwelling, a felony, in relation to a home on Joe Wood Road in Mooers.

At about 11:40 a.m., a 15-year-old female heard a noise and saw at least one person in her house while she was home alone, said New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Lt. Scott Heggelke. The teen called 911, and State Police responded to the residence less about seven minutes later.

Police saw two people run into a wooded area and arrested Bibeau a short time later, Heggelke said.

Rock was located a few hours later at about 4:45 p.m. in Chazy, Heggelke said. Rock’s vehicle has been impounded pending a search warrant, Heggelke said.

Police would not say what was taken from the residence, if anything.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Branch helicopter helped search for Rock, Heggelke said, and U.S. Border Patrol and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the investigation.

Rock and Bibeau were arraigned in Mooers Town Court before Town Justice Jeffrey Menard. The two were sent to Clinton County Jail. Rock’s bail was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond; Bibeau’s bail is $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Neither Rock and Bibeau had posted bail by Tuesday afternoon.

The investigation is ongoing.

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

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