Accused for taking unauthorized nap

NEW HARTFORD — A 20-year-old man is accused of breaking into his mother’s house to take a nap on the couch early Wednesday morning. Police said Michael J.P. Mahl, of Chadwicks, broke through a window to get into his parents’ Elm Street home at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Arriving officers found Mahl asleep on a couch with a large cut to his leg. He was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital for the injury.

Police said Mahl is charged with fourth-degree mischief for breaking the window. He was arraigned and sent to county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail, and is scheduled to return to Town Court at a later date.