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Massena teen charged with breaking church bus windows


CRIMINAL TRESPASS - MASSENA - Village police charged Damion A. Giarratano, 18, of 94 Woodlawn Ave., Massena, with a felony count of second-degree criminal mischief and a second-degree trespass violation. Police said Giarratano entered a bus parked behind the New Testament Church and broke approximately nine windows with a fire extinguisher at approximately 12:45 p.m. Monday. The church’s youth pastor said he was in his office when he was alerted three young people were in the parking lot throwing rocks at the bus. He said when he went outside he saw the broken windows and the female and two males leave the area and go to a nearby house. He said when he knocked on the door it was answered by one of the young men he had seen leave the parking lot. Police arrived on scene moments later.

Giarratano was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond.

Village police had charged Giarratano with petit larceny earlier this monthhe allegedly stole a ring valued at $80 from his mother, Shannon. The ring was reported missing on May 29.

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