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CRIMINAL TRESPASS - MASSENA - Village police charged Nathan A. Thrana, 17, of 2 Willow St., Apt. 201, Massena, with first-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree criminal mischief after responding to a report of a possible burglary in progress at 9:55 p.m. Thursday at the former Valhaven Home on Willow Street. He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under the supervision of the probation department.

Thrana, in a statement he signed for police, said he went for a walk with four friends to the Valhaven. He acknowledged he had taken a flashlight with him. “I had always heard stories that it was haunted, and I always wanted to go in and see,” he said in his statement.

The building has been padlocked since the adult home was shut down last year.

Thrana said when he approached the building, heard a beeping noise and then crawled in an open window. He said he identified the noise as a smoke detector and went in to a room for a short period of time before exiting the building. He said he was greeted by a police officer shortly after leaving the building.

TRESPASS - MASSENA - Village police ticketed Samantha Valdez, 40, of Massena for a trespassing violation at 6:26 p.m. Thursday.

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