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ANDOVER – Three Wellsville residents, a man and two women, were stopped Sunday and charged with the theft of two Christmas trees from a Jones Road business, state police said.

Angiline M. Palmiter, 28, and Victoria R. Greene, 36, were chased by the business owner and arrested by Andover police on State Route 417 about 2:23 a.m. Sunday. After an investigation, it was determined that Palmiter, Greene and Derek J. Hodgkins, 27, had stolen an additional Christmas tree from the same location earlier that morning.

Palmiter and Greene were each charged with two counts of petit larceny and one count of second-degree reckless endangerment. Hodgkins was charged with one count of petit larceny. All three were issued appearance tickets for an Andover Town Court session Wednesday.