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Man caught sleeping in stranger’s house has charge dismissed


WAKEFIELD — A 24-year-old Connecticut man who wanted to get the court process over with had a charge of disorderly conduct dismissed as he stood before Judge Madeline Quirk Thursday.

Police say William Champagne, of Portland, Conn., who had been staying at a summer home at 360 East Beach Road, was discovered by the residents of 121 Sunset Drive, allegedly intoxicated, sleeping in a recliner in their home. The homeowners told police Champagne did not have permission to be in their house.

Lt. Michael Paliotta said the homeowners did not want to press trespassing charges and were comfortable with police charges of disorderly conduct. According to a report on the incident, Champagne believed he was at a friend’s home when he was discovered by the family.

Quirk said she believed Charlestown police did not charge Champagne under the correct statute and the facts met the elements of the alleged crime. Champagne suggested he really didn’t want to miss any more work and would like to end the case.

The dismissal of the charge includes a contribution from Champagne in the amount of $150 to the victims of crime fund.

— A.J. Algier



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