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Man arrested after allegedly taking ornaments from Christmas trees at Lyndonville park

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 December 2018 at 10:47 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Lyndonville has 75 trees decorated and lighted up at Veterans Park during the holiday season. The 75 is the most since Lyndonville started the tree display in 2013.

LYNDONVILLE – A Lyndonville man was arrested last night after he was observed taking ornaments and lights off Christmas trees in Veterans Park, Lyndonville police officer Bill Larkin said today.

There are 75 trees in the park for Lyndonville’s sixth annual display of trees. Many families and organizations pay $30 for a tree and then decorate it. Larkin said several trees had items taken from them since they were first lighted up on Dec. 1.

He was watching the park last night and saw a man pull items off a tree. He was arrested for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, at 1 a.m. He was arraigned by Yates Town Justice Donald Grabowski, who set bail at $1,000 and remanded the man to the Orleans County Jail.

Not only was the man taking ornaments and lights form the trees, but Larkin said the man was in a village park after hours, which is also a violation.

The man has charged over the summer for pulling flowers out of the planter in front of the Village Office on Main Street.

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