Two people were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a school on Long Island.
The Nassau County Police Department said officers responded to California Avenue Elementary School in Uniondale after an alarm was set off around 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
The school is located at 236 California Ave.
NCPD said officers located 32-year-old Avery Merchant, who police said is homeless, and 36-year-old Kelley Carbery, of Syosset, in a closet of one of the classrooms.
The two were arrested without incident, police said.
NCPD said Merchant is charged with the following:
- Third-degree burglary
- Third-degree attempted grand larceny
- Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
Carbery is charged with third-degree burglary and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.
NCPD said both defendants were due to be arraigned on Thursday, Sept. 9.
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