January 29, 2014

Police Log: Jan. 29, 2014


MALONE — A local man has been charged with burglary after being identified through DNA evidence, State Police said.

On Saturday, Jan. 25, State Police in Malone tried to arrest 23-year-old Danny S. French of Fort Covington. He fled on foot, State Police said, but was apprehended.

The arrest stems from a burglary investigation reported on July 8, 2013, that occurred at a vacant building on State Route 95 in Moira. The thief forced entry and stole copper piping.

French’s identity was determined through DNA evidence that was found at the site, State Police said Tuesday.

When he was caught, French was found in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, police said.

He was charged with third-degree burglary, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana.

French was arraigned in Moira Town Court and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.


WEST CHAZY — A West Chazy man who barricaded himself inside his residence last week has now been arrested in connection with that, State Police said Tuesday.

Anthony J. Panetti was arrested, 54, was charged Monday, Jan. 27, with two counts of second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

On Jan. 19, Panetti barricaded himself inside his home on Academy Street and made threats to harm responding law-enforcement officers, State Police said. He was taken into custody after about 10 hours when he voluntarily walked out of his residence.

The standoff drew State Police Troop B crisis negotiators and Special Operations Response Team, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol.

Panetti was arraigned in Chazy Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due back in court on Feb. 11.

— By Editor Lois Clermont

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