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Gloversville man charged in break-in

GLOVERSVILLE-- A Gloversville man is facing serious charges after allegedly breaking in and vandalizing an apartment.

Cecilio Persen of Sixth Avenue is charged with Burglary and Criminal Mischief. Investigators say he and a 14-year-old boy entered in apartment on Division Street in search of his 15-year-old daughter who he thought ran away from home.

Police say they had a hammer and a pellet pistol and that the duo did several thousand dollars worth of damage by breaking down doors, turning over the refrigerator and other vandalism to the apartment.

Persen and the teen ran off but Persen later turned himself in. Detectives later found his daughter hiding in the attic of when they were searching the scene for evidence.

Charges are pending against the 14-year-old boy.
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