A Westchester man was arrested earlier this month after allegedly stealing an antique gun from a militaria show in Patterson a few weeks prior.
According to Putnam County Sheriff Kevin McConville, Richard Pareti, 71, of Hawthorne, confessed to stealing an 1861 Navy round barrel revolver from the April 22 military expo at the Patterson Recreation Center.
Deputies were called to the event at about 2:30 p.m. for a larceny complaint, in which a vendor stated that someone took the antique firearm that was on display at his booth. Surveillance video was reviewed, and the case was turned over to members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, who were able to identify Pareti as the suspect.
On May 4, investigators interviewed Pareti at his house, where he confessed to taking the gun, and he was arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony.
He was arraigned in Carmel Town Court and released on his own recognizance and scheduled to appear in Patterson Town Court at a later date.
Deputies were able to recover the stolen firearm from Pareti’s house.