Dannemora residents arrested for vandalizing local church PDF Print E-mail
Written by ANDREA VanVALKENBURG, Staff Writer   
Thursday, April 05, 2007

DANNEMORA — Four Dannemora residents have been charged for allegedly breaking into and vandalizing a local Catholic church earlier this week.
According to Plattsburgh-based State Police, Andrea Cannon, 19, Michael Cannon, 19, Joseph Bonneau, 19, and Travis Cannon, 22, face multiple charges in connection with Monday night's vandalism of St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Smith Street.
When church officials arrived at the rectory Tuesday morning, they discovered damage to the interior of the church that was caused by a discharged fire extinguisher. Assorted tools and stereo equipment were also taken from the premises.
Members of the New York State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and area troopers investigated the incident and later arrested the four Dannemora residents.
Each is now facing felony charges of third-degree burglary and attempted burglary.
Bonneau is also facing two violation charges for unlawful possession of marijuana. The elder Cannon was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor charge of possessing burglar tools.
After appearing before Village Justice Ruth Snyder, the four were sent to Clinton County Jail on $5,000 bail. All were still being held Wednesday night, and are scheduled to reappear in Village Court April 11 to face the charges.
Church officials could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.
State Police said the investigation is continuing. No additional details about the vandalism were available.



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