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Lowville man gets prison time for burglary


LOWVILLE — A village man was sent to state prison on a burglary charge Thursday in Lewis County Court.

Nicholas M. Panarese, 27, of 5388 Eugene St., was sentenced as a second-felony offender to 2 to 5 years in prison, $1,025 restitution and $375 in court fees on a charge of third-degree burglary, to which he pleaded guilty Sept. 14.

Judge Daniel R. King also recommended he be entered into the state prison system’s 90-day Willard Drug Rehabilitation Program, if he qualifies. The program allows inmates who successfully complete it to serve the remainder of their prison sentences under parole supervision.

Mr. Panarese was accused of stealing rings belonging to Michele D. Scott on July 9 from a Eugene Street residence.

Also in Lewis County Court on Thursday:

Nicholas P. Flynn, 20, of 7234 Kotel Road, was sentenced to three years’ probation, $670 restitution, which was already paid, 50 hours of community service that already have been completed and a $50 court fee on a charge of petit larceny, to which he pleaded guilty Dec. 11.

Mr. Flynn was accused of helping to steal gasoline, alcohol, a chain saw, binoculars and shotgun shells belonging to Benjamin Hawley on Aug. 14 in the town of Greig.

Benjamin R. Gallo, 37, Ava, had his case of two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and single counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle adjourned to March 8.

He was accused of possessing ketamine, Ecstasy and hashish at a traffic stop Aug. 12 on Route 26 in the town of Turin during the moe.down music festival in mid-August at Snow Ridge Ski Resort.

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