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Troopers: Moreau man broke into home, placed recording device in bedroom

Troopers: Moreau man broke into home, placed recording device in bedroom

He was arrested Thursday, state police say
Troopers: Moreau man broke into home, placed recording device in bedroom
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MOREAU - A Moreau man broke into someone's home and hid a recording device in the person's bedroom, all while violating an order of protection, state police said Monday.

Todd D. Derush, 39, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree unlawful surveillance and eavesdropping, all felonies. 

Derush is accused of illegally entering the victim's home and hiding a recording device in a bedroom, state police said. He also violated a full stay-away order of protection in the process, state police said. The order barred Derush from being on the property.

Derush also faces a misdemeanor count of possession of eavesdropping devices, state police said.

Derush was arraigned and ordered held on $40,000 bail. He is due back in court Wednesday.

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