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Riverside Avenue man arrested in a New Year’s Eve burglary

A 21-year-old Riverside Avenue man was arrested on burglary charges Monday evening for allegedly stealing property from a nearby neighbor’s house late on New Year’s Eve.

Malik Townsend was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth-degree after police officers reported finding him in possession of some of his neighbor’s stolen property including expensive men’s sneakers, according to a police report.