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December 15, 2012

Police Log: Dec. 15, 2012 — Case update

NORTH ELBA — Charges brought against a Bethesda man have been reduced, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.

Akshay Kapur was 26 when he was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, for allegedly ransacking a room at the Econo Lodge in Lake Placid on July 22, 2011, when he was allegedly given the wrong room key.

Kapur’s charges were reduced to criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

He was ordered to pay a $195 fine and $205 in state surcharges, said the D.A.’s office. Kapur was also sentenced to one year of conditional discharge during which any further criminal activity could result in re-sentencing, according to the D.A.’s office.

The case was closed Jan. 11, 2012.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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