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Patterson Man Faces Misdemeanor Harassment Charge

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson man on a misdemeanor harassment charge.

On March 24, 2015 at 12:45 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Kevin Radovich responded to a report of a disorderly male subject who was creating a disturbance outside a residence located at 711 Route 311 in the Town of Patterson. Upon arrival, the deputy determined that Michael K. Burke, 56, of that address, had been repeatedly harassing a woman at that location. The woman indicated that she wished to press charges against Mr. Burke. The deputy arrested Mr. Burke and charged him with Harassment in the First Degree, a misdemeanor. The man was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and held pending arraignment.

If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.