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Two Utica men arrested after car alarm alert neighbors

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two men that are facing various charged from Utica Police were already detained when police arrived on the scene, thanks to some neighbors, and the car alarm that alerted them that something was amiss.

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, at around 1:45 a.m., Utica police officers responded to the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Burrstone Road, to assist a man. When they arrived, they found two men had been detained - Richard Miller, 19, and Joseph Butler, 19, of Utica.

According to the complainant, he was sitting inside his home on the 1600 block of Hager Street, when he heard his car alarm go off. When he and a friend went outside, they saw Miller and Butler running from his vehicle. These two men ran after Miller and Butler and were able to stop and detain them until police arrived.

Officer George DeAngelo arrested both Miller and Butler and charged them with second-degree criminal trespass.

Additionally, when Officer DeAngelo searched Miller, he found him to be in possession of marijuana, a glass smoking pipe and a controlled substance.

Miller was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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