Hawthorne Man Charged in Antique Firearm Larceny

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a 71-year-old Hawthorne, New York man, after an investigation into a larceny of an antique firearm from a Military Expo event in the Town of Patterson.

On April 22, 2023, at approximately 2:30 pm, a Deputy was dispatched to the Patterson Recreation Center for a larceny complaint. The Deputy was advised by the complainant that at around 12:30 pm, someone took an 1861 Navy round barrel revolver that was on display at his booth. Surveillance video was reviewed, and the case was turned over to Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) members, who were able to develop a suspect based on the video and description of the suspect and his vehicle.

On May 4, Investigators responded to the suspect's residence, interviewed him, and were able to recover the stolen firearm. The suspect, Richard Pareti, confessed to taking the firearm and was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree, a class D felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Carmel Court and was released on his own recognizance to appear at a future date in the Town of Patterson Court.