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Man arrested twice in matter of hours after multiple incidents in Penn Yan

A 54-year-old Penn Yan man was arrested twice on Monday, which resulted in several charges.

Around 2:30 p.m. police received a complaint that David Jensen, 54, was urinating in a municipal parking lot and responded to the call.

Police then located Jensen in a vehicle with another person. The vehicle owner said Jensen entered- and then refused to exit before urinating in the parking lot. He was also found to be in possession of an open container of beer inside the vehicle.


Jensen was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, and open container. Shortly before 4 p.m. he was released on an appearance ticket.

Less than 20 minutes later, police received a complaint from a local business that Jensen entered and stole a 30-pack of beer- then left without paying fro it.

Officers located Jensen on Main Street- and found that he had also been banned from the business less than 24-hours earlier for stealing beer.

He was charged with criminal trespass, petit larceny, and felony burglary.

Jensen was finally held after that third incident in under 24 hours because of the felony charge. He was only held pending arraignment though, police said.

The charges will be answered at a later date.



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