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Penn Yan man charged after entering restricted zone

Penn Yan Police arrested Christopher L. Hobart, age 40 of Lake Street in Penn Yan, on Thursday night for criminal trespass, 3rd degree.Hobart allegedly entered a restricted flood damaged zone on East Elm Street. The area recently damaged was blocked off by police and village officials for safety concerns.Hobart was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Penn Yan Village Court at a later date.Village of Penn Yan officials have declared the damaged area of East Elm Street, Seneca Street and Champlain Ave. to be off-limits to the public. Officials are requiring unauthorized persons to stay out of those areas. Officials are also asking people to stay out of streams and waterways, for reasons of debris and containments.

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