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Morley woman faces felony charge for stealing dog from Pierrepont home

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PIERREPONT - Canton-based state police charged Larissa M. Carlin, 21, of Jones Road, Morley, with second-degree burglary Thursday after she allegedly entered a residence on the Glenmeal Road in the town of Pierrepont by opening and climbing through an unlocked window. While inside, troopers said Carlin removed the family dog from his kennel and brought the dog to a residence in the village of Potsdam.

Carlin and the dog were located on Main Street in the village of Potsdam, where she was taken into custody and the dog was returned to its owner. Carlin was arraigned by Pierrepont Town Justice Robert Camp and released on her own recognizance .

During the course of the burglary investigation, Carlin’s boyfriend, Keith J. McCauley, 25, Jones Road, Morley, reportedly had possession of the dog with Carlin for several hours in the village of Potsdam. He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and was released on an appearance ticket for Wednesday in Potsdam VillageCourt.

McCauley was additionally charged with second-degree coercion for texting and threatening the dog’s owner with physical injury as a result of the incident. The owner of the dog was at the state police station in Canton when the text messages were received.

McCauley was arraigned on the coercion charge by Canton Village Justice Gregory Stories and released on her own recognizance to re-appear May 8 inthe village of Canton Court.

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