In Oswego County, a man is accused of taking another person's Purple Heart medal from another residence in the town of Mexico.

New York State Police have charged 51 year old Dale A. McClemons with third-degree burglary. According to, troopers responded to a burglary complaint at a residence in the town of Mexico around 9:30AM on Tuesday.  State police said someone had entered the residence and taken a Purple Heart medal.

Troopers investigated and eventually arrested McClemons, though details of the actual investigation were not provided. State police did not provide a motive, but said McClemons had taken nothing else and did not appear to be acquainted with the victim.

McClemons is scheduled to appear in Mexico Town Court on June 7th.



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