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Two charged after Amsterdam burglary attempt

Two charged after Amsterdam burglary attempt

Amsterdam police said they arrested two newcomers to the area after they tried to burglarize a Guy P

City police said they arrested two newcomers to the area after they tried to burglarize a Guy Park Avenue residence.

Police said they received a report of a burglary in progress about midnight on July 21 after a resident said two men walked into her house, then ran out when she yelled that she was calling police. The resident said she believed the two were Michael D. Flores, 19, who police said is homeless, and Jered S. Raymond, 17, of Denmark, Wisc., both of whom had recently come to the area, police said.

Police said they tracked both men to a home on Kimball Street a couple hours later, where Flores gave police a false last name and falsely stated that he was in the Marine Corps. A subsequent computer check found that Flores was wanted on a warrant in the state of Washington accusing him of several crimes, including impersonating a sergeant in the Marines, police said.

Both men were charged with felony third-degree burglary, while Flores was also charged with misdemeanor false impersonation and being a fugitive from justice. Both men were being held pending arraignment in City Court.

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