Dresden man falsely reports knife-point robbery

On Sunday evening, Penn Yan Police arrested Arik J. Arden, age 22 of Dresden, after an investigation into an incident that Arden reported to police on Saturday evening at 9:35 pm.Arden allegedly called police and reported that he had been robbed at knife point by several individuals. Arden assisted police with the investigation and gave police a signed statement.Further investigation revealed that Arden’s story was false as the alleged incident had not occurred. Arden later admitted to police that he had made up the story as a way to get back at the individuals.Arden was arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident, making a false sworn statement, and five counts of unlawfully dealing with a child.The last charge stems from Arden giving cigarettes to five juveniles.Arden was released with an appearance ticket and will answer the charges in Penn Yan Village Court at a later date.

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