Penn Yan Village Police for August 20, 2008

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Eddie R. Allison, 20, of Westons Mills was arrested on Aug. 12 and charged with soliciting without a permit. Village police charged Allison after receiving a complaint from a Hillcrest Drive resident that Allison came to his door soliciting. Allison was going door to door trying to hire himself out to do driveway sealing. Police located Allison on Sunset Avenue and charged him.  He was released on an appearance ticket to Penn Yan Village Court on Aug. 18.

Village police are advising residents to call if someone comes to their door attempting to solicit work. An elderly Penn Yan resident was overcharged for work last year. She hired a solicitor to seal her driveway for $300 and was charged $2,300 for the work.