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Inside Job: Pair Steals Copper Wire From Long Island Employer, Police Say Inside Job: Pair Steals Copper Wire From Long Island Employer, Police Say
Inside Job: Pair Steals Copper Wire From Long Island Employer, Police Say Two Long Island men were arrested after police allegedly discovered they were swiping copper wire from their employer. Nassau County Police Department received notification of the theft from a company in Jericho between Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16. The report indicated that a burglar had stolen copper wire from Getty Terminal Corp, located at 125 Jericho Turnpike. After an investigation, police arrested two employees for the theft — 35-year-old Carlos Hernandez of Bellerose and 23-year-old Hugo Ayala of Malverne. Both men are charged with burglary and grand larceny. Herna…
'Career Criminal' Nabbed For Serial Long Island Burglaries: DA 'Career Criminal' Nabbed For Serial Long Island Burglaries: DA
'Career Criminal' Nabbed For Serial Long Island Burglaries: DA A man has been charged with multiple counts of burglary after he allegedly broke into several Long Island homes, stealing thousands of dollars worth of items. Vincent Dougherty, age 64, faced his arraignment on Wednesday, May 15, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Beginning in May 2021 and lasting a period of five months, Dougherty is alleged to have burglarized or attempted to burglarize several homes along the North Shore of Nassau County. According to the DA, Dougherty’s crimes took place in the early hours of the morning at homes adjacent to parks, wooded areas, or publ…
Home Burglar Admits Sexually Assaulting Women In Separate Mastic Beach Break-Ins Home Burglar Admits Sexually Assaulting Women In Separate Mastic Beach Break-Ins
Home Burglar Admits Sexually Assaulting Women In Separate Mastic Beach Break-Ins An admitted burglar is facing decades behind bars for sexually assaulting two elderly women during separate home break-ins on Long Island. Derrick Clancy, age 43, pleaded guilty to burglary, sexual abuse, and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, April 30, stemming from two Mastic Beach break-ins that occurred in October 2023. Prosecutors said Clancy got into the first home early on Tuesday, Oct. 10, by cutting a hole in a window screen. Once inside, he physically and sexually abused a woman who is over 70 years old while repeatedly claiming to have a knife. Earlier Report:…
Teen Arrested For Long Island Burglaries Accused Of Stealing Vehicle Along Jersey Shore Teen Arrested For Long Island Burglaries Accused Of Stealing Vehicle Along Jersey Shore
Teen Arrested For Long Island Burglaries Accused Of Stealing Vehicle Along Jersey Shore A teen from Newark was accused of stealing a vehicle in Ocean County, authorities said. Fazon Farrington, 19, was charged on Monday, Apr. 29 with theft of movable property and burglary. The Brick Township Police Department announced the charges in a news release on Tuesday, Apr. 30. A vehicle was stolen on Princeton Avenue on Tuesday, Mar. 5. Kearny police and the New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force also helped in the investigation. Farrington was also facing charges in a string of burglaries on Long Island. He was arrested in that case on Thursday, Mar. 14. Nassau County p…
Burglar Nabbed For $2K Theft On Long Island: Police Burglar Nabbed For $2K Theft On Long Island: Police
Burglar Nabbed For $2K Theft On Long Island: Police A homeless man has been arrested nearly a month after he stole over $2,000 worth of goods from work trailers parked on the grounds of a Long Island high school. Police announced the arrest of 35-year-old Kyle Simpson on Tuesday, April 16 for his alleged role in the Glen Head burglary, which took place nearly a month before on Thursday, March 21. At approximately 1:30 a.m. that morning, Simpson is thought to have broken into two parked work trailers, which were located on the grounds of North Shore High School at 450 Glen Cove Road. He used a metal rod to pick the locks and took a backpac…
Violent Long Island Burglary: Man Tears Out Fridge, Threatens Victim With Crucifix, Police Say Violent Long Island Burglary: Man Tears Out Fridge, Threatens Victim With Crucifix, Police Say
Violent Long Island Burglary: Man Tears Out Fridge, Threatens Victim With Crucifix, Police Say A Long Island man was arrested after police say he broke into a couple’s apartment, punching one victim and causing property damage. It happened on Monday, April 15 in Island Park, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 12:45 a.m. that morning, a 45-year-old woman called the police to report that a man had broken into their apartment and was fighting with the woman’s boyfriend, age 50. The burglar, 39-year-old James Becker, is said to have punched the woman’s boyfriend in the face multiple times, threatened him with a metal crucifix, and tore the refrigerator out of the wall dur…
Burlgar At Large Following $8K Long Island Theft Burlgar At Large Following $8K Long Island Theft
Burlgar At Large Following $8K Long Island Theft Police are searching for the person who broke into a local Long Island restaurant and made off with thousands of dollars. It happened in Syosset on Sunday, April 7, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 3:40 a.m. that morning, a burglar forced their way through the back door of Italian-American restaurant Café Testarossa, located at 499 Jericho Turnpike. Once inside, authorities said the thief stole a total of $8,000 cash from the register before fleeing the scene. There are no descriptions of the subject and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have information…
Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police
Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police A pair of men from New York City were arrested in connection to a slew of drug store burglaries across Long Island, police said. Nassau County Police officers said that the two men — 22-year-old Kyle Morgan and 19-year-old Tyrone Owens, Jr — were arrested during a traffic stop in Freeport on the night of Thursday, March 28. At about 9 p.m. that night, the two had previously been spotted at the Walgreens in North Bellmore, located at 703 Newbridge Road. After going inside the store, Morgan (who is from the Bronx) allegedly walked into an “Employees Only” section, where he grabbed various…
Burglar Swipes Over $1K From Long Island CVS, Suspect At Large Burglar Swipes Over $1K From Long Island CVS, Suspect At Large
Burglar Swipes Over $1K From Long Island CVS, Suspect At Large Police are searching for a man who they say stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Long Island CVS. It happened on Sunday, March 24 in East Hills. According to Nassau County Police, a man walked into the CVS at 421 Glen Cove Road just after 8:45 p.m. and headed into the employee stock room. Once he was in, he began taking assorted merchandise worth approximately $1,600 in total and fled the scene. Police said the suspect wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black and white sneakers, and a surgical mask. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information …
Basement Burglar Busted Inside Remsenburg Home, Police Basement Burglar Busted Inside Remsenburg Home, Police
Basement Burglar Busted Inside Remsenburg Home, Police A man is facing charges after he was allegedly caught burglarizing a Long Island home. The incident happened Friday, March 15, at a residence in the hamlet of Remsenburg. Southampton Town Police said the homeowner called 911 at around 2:15 p.m. saying he came home to find a man at the bottom of his basement steps. When he asked the intruder what he was doing there, the man said he would call his boss. The suspect then left the home and drove away. Detectives identified the culprit as 36-year-old Louis Zangla, of Coram. Zangla was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal possession …
Suspect At Large After Items Worth Thousands Stolen After Long Island  Home Burglary Suspect At Large After Items Worth Thousands Stolen After Long Island  Home Burglary
Suspect At Large After Items Worth Thousands Stolen After Long Island Home Burglary A search is on for a suspect who made off with items worth thousands after burglarizing a Long Island home. The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m. Friday, March 15 in Jericho. Nassau County Police say the suspect smashed a rear sliding glass door to gain entry into the residence on Mellow Lane. An investigation revealed that a brown/tan Louis Vuitton hand bag and assorted jewelry with a total value in excess of $ 6900 were stolen.  There is no description of the suspect. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with info on the incident contact the Nassau County Cr…
Fourth Man Nabbed For String Of Long Island Burglaries: Police Fourth Man Nabbed For String Of Long Island Burglaries: Police
Fourth Man Nabbed For String Of Long Island Burglaries: Police A young man from New Jersey was arrested after he was discovered to be part of a group that has committed a string of burglaries across Long Island, police announced. Fazon Farrington, age 19 of Newark, New Jersey, was arrested following an investigation that stemmed from a Lake Success incident, Nassau County Police said on Thursday, March 14. On Saturday, Jan. 13, a group of three men, also from New Jersey, were reportedly fleeing from the scene of a home they attempted to burgle — but were stopped when they crashed into the officers driving towards the scene. Original Report - …
Burglar Snags Over $4,500 From Long Island Store: Police Burglar Snags Over $4,500 From Long Island Store: Police
Burglar Snags Over $4,500 From Long Island Store: Police Police are searching for a man who they say stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from a Long Island Rite Aid. It happened on Friday, March 8 in Massapequa, according to Nassau County Police. At around 9:45 p.m., a man walked into the Rite Aid located at 5125 Merrick Road with a backpack and a shopping bag. The manager of Rite Aid said the alleged thief walked into the restricted area of the store, going all the way into the store’s basement. He later walked out, leaving the manager to discover that $4,700 worth of merchandise had been taken. Police described the suspect as a Blac…
16-Year-Old Who Raped, Stabbed Woman In Front Of Child During Mastic Beach Burglary Sentenced 16-Year-Old Who Raped, Stabbed Woman In Front Of Child During Mastic Beach Burglary Sentenced
16-Year-Old Who Raped, Stabbed Woman In Front Of Child During Mastic Beach Burglary Sentenced An admitted home invasion rapist who was just 14 when he attacked his victim in front of her young daughter on Long Island is heading to prison for years. Randell Hollman, age 16, of East Patchogue, was sentenced to three to nine years behind bars in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, March 5 after pleading guilty to rape and related charges. Prosecutors said Hollman and an accomplice broke into the victim’s Mastic Beach home on April 19, 2022, after waiting for one of its residents to drive away. Earlier Report: Teen Admits Raping, Stabbing Woman In Front Of Her Young Daughter At Mas…
Duo Set Fire To PSEG Substations So They Could Burglarize Suffolk County Businesses, DA Says Duo Set Fire To PSEG Substations So They Could Burglarize Suffolk County Businesses, DA Says
Duo Set Fire To Pseg Substations So They Could Burglarize Suffolk County Businesses, DA Says Two men accused in nearly a dozen commercial burglaries on Long Island tried distracting police by setting fires at electrical substations, prosecutors allege. Frank Costa, age 54, of Port Jefferson Station, and Jon Pucci, age 29, of Middle Island, were arraigned on arson and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, Feb. 27 According to prosecutors, the men broke into nine Suffolk County businesses – including six convenience stores, a laundry mat, and a deli – between December 2023 and February 2024. Earlier Report: Duo Nabbed For String Of Long Island Business Burglarie…
Burglar Makes Off With Cash From Riverhead AT&T Store Burglar Makes Off With Cash From Riverhead AT&T Store
Burglar Makes Off With Cash From Riverhead AT&T Store Police on Long Island are investigating a burglary of an AT&T store in which cash was allegedly stolen from the register. The incident took place in Riverhead sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, and early morning Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the store located at 1111 Old Country Road. According to Riverhead Police, someone broke the glass front door and removed $175 in cash from the register. At this time the department does not have a suspect description. Anyone with information is asked to contact Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500. All calls will be kept confidential. 
Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Long Island Church Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Long Island Church
Seen Him? Man Swipes Donations From Long Island Church Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man who was caught stealing from a church on Long Island. The burglary happened on Thursday, Feb. 22 in Mineola. According to Nassau County Police, the man walked into Corpus Christi Church, located at 155 Garfield Avenue. Once inside, he broke into four donation boxes and grabbed an unknown amount of currency before running off. The burglar is described as a Black man who is approximately 35 years old. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, a tan beanie or ski cap, gray sneakers, and a surgica…
41-Year-Old Sentenced 20 To Life For Long Island Burglaries 41-Year-Old Sentenced 20 To Life For Long Island Burglaries
41-Year-Old Sentenced 20 To Life For Long Island Burglaries A man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for his back-to-back burglaries on Long Island. Kevin Carroll, age 41, of Manhattan, was sentenced on Wednesday, Feb. 21 for his 2020 Uniondale burglaries, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. On the evening of June 22, 2020, Carroll forced open the back door of 429 Fenimore Avenue, a Uniondale boarding house that has both shared and single-occupancy rooms. Carroll had once been a resident of the boarding house himself, the DA’s Office said. Once inside, he punched one of the home’s occupants in the face and head multiple ti…
Duo From Port Jefferson, Middle Island Nabbed For String Of Suffolk County Business Burglaries Duo From Port Jefferson, Middle Island Nabbed For String Of Suffolk County Business Burglaries
Duo From Port Jefferson, Middle Island Nabbed For String Of Suffolk County Business Burglaries Two suspects have been arrested in connection to nearly a dozen Long Island business burglaries and an attempted burglary. Following an investigation by Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives, Frank Costa, age 54, of Port Jefferson, and Jon Pucci, age 29, of Middle Island, were apprehended in Centereach for allegedly committing the following burglaries during which cash and cigarettes were stolen: Shell, located at 1511 Middle Country Road in Ridge, on Friday, Feb. 9 Kings Park Auto Care, located at 189 Main Street in Kings Park, on Tu…
Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence
Home Invasion: CT Man Accused Of Traveling 150 Miles Before Assault, Burglary At NY Residence A Connecticut man has been accused of violating an order of protection after traveling around 150 miles to commit a home invasion in upstate New York. Just before 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, New York State Police in Saratoga County responded to a home in the town of Wilton for the report of an assault with a knife. The investigation determined New Haven County resident Thomas A. Rivera, age 50, of Naugatuck, reportedly traveled to the location unexpectedly and uninvited.  "He allegedly entered the house without permission and assaulted the victim with a knife, causing serious but n…
5 Alleged Theft Group Members Nabbed For Attempted Burglary On Long Island 5 Alleged Theft Group Members Nabbed For Attempted Burglary On Long Island
5 Alleged Theft Group Members Nabbed For Attempted Burglary On Long Island A group of people, thought to be part of a South American theft group, were arrested after they were discovered on Long Island with a Wi-Fi signal scrambler, crowbars, and more, officials said. It happened on Monday, Jan. 29 in Elmont, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 9:45 a.m., the group was discovered near South Kings Street in two cars – a black Nissan Rogue and a Mitsubishi Lancer, both with Ohio plates – one of which was recognized by officers as the vehicles involved in multiple burglaries across different jurisdictions. Police said that an investigation located …
4 Injured By Sword, Gun-Wielding Burglars On Long Island: Police 4 Injured By Sword, Gun-Wielding Burglars On Long Island: Police
4 Injured By Sword, Gun-Wielding Burglars On Long Island: Police One Long Island man has been arrested, with others potentially on the loose, after a break-in that involved a gun, a sword, and more, police said. It happened on Wednesday, Jan.24 in Hicksville, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 2 a.m. that morning, a group of men are reported to have broken into a house on Princess Street. The group, which included 27-year-old Hicksville resident Simranjeet Singh, got into the home through the basement door. Once inside, they attacked the five men inside, who were all between the ages of 20 and 23, as they slept. Three of the sleeping …
6 Thieves Loot Long Island Store, Drive Cars Through Front Doors: Police 6 Thieves Loot Long Island Store, Drive Cars Through Front Doors: Police
6 Thieves Loot Long Island Store, Drive Cars Through Front Doors: Police Two out of six alleged thieves were arrested after they crashed stolen cars into a Long Island store, making off with merchandise, police said. It happened on Monday, Jan. 15 in Wantagh, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 5 a.m., a group of six people in BMWs crashed through the front doors of Simplex, a streetwear apparel store located at 3302 Merrick Road. Six people were inside stealing clothes and shoes from the store when police arrived at the scene. The group split in two, driving off in a pair of BMWs in an attempt to flee. According to officials, one of the fleei…
Caught Red-Handed: Would-Be Burglars Crash Into Cop Car While Fleeing Long Island Scene Caught Red-Handed: Would-Be Burglars Crash Into Cop Car While Fleeing Long Island Scene
Caught Red-Handed: Would-Be Burglars Crash Into Cop Car While Fleeing Long Island Scene Three  New Jersey men were arrested after they quite literally ran into police on the way back from the scene of a Long Island crime, police said. The crash happened on Saturday, Jan. 13 in the Nassau County village of Lake Success, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 3 a.m. that day, the three men reportedly attempted to burgle a home on Meadow Woods Road. While Lake Success police were on the way to the scene of the incident, one of the officer's cars collided with a blue 2021 BMW sedan that was fleeing from the direction where the burglary took place. The trio dashe…
Suspect Nabbed After String Of Business, Home Burglaries On Long Island Suspect Nabbed After String Of Business, Home Burglaries On Long Island
Suspect Nabbed After String Of Business, Home Burglaries On Long Island A suspect has been apprehended after a string of business and home burglaries on Long Island. The incidents happened between Friday, Dec. 29, and  Wednesday, Jan. 13 at five locations in Nassau County. The suspect, Marc Gagliano, age 39, of North New Hyde Park, was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 13, Nassau County Police said. Detectives say Gagliano burglarized the following locations: A residence located on New Hyde Park Road, North New Hyde Park, Janie’s Variety Store, 2201 Hillside Avenue, Herricks,  Ultra Mini Mart, 70 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola,  Crown Convenienc…
Burglar Swipes Pocketbook, More From Long Island Home Burglar Swipes Pocketbook, More From Long Island Home
Burglar Swipes Pocketbook, More From Long Island Home Police are searching for a Long Island burglar who took bags full of items from an occupied home. The burglary happened on Tuesday, Dec. 26 in Syosset. According to Nassau County Police, the burglars broke into a Church Street home at around 3 a.m. through the front window. The person took a backpack and pocketbook, both of which were filled with miscellaneous items, and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. A description of the burglar was not available. Police urge anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIP…
Man Breaks Into Former Boss's Long Island Home, Beats Family Members: Police Man Breaks Into Former Boss's Long Island Home, Beats Family Members: Police
Man Breaks Into Former Boss's Long Island Home, Beats Family Members: Police A recently fired man was arrested on Long Island after he went to his former employer’s home on Christmas Day and assaulted two people, police said. It happened on Monday, Dec. 25 in North New Hyde Park, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 4:15 p.m., 37-year-old Kar Toong arrived at a home on Robby Lane to confront his former employer about being fired, yelling and swearing. The homeowner’s son and grandson, ages 48 and 7, opened up the front door to question Toong, a Brooklyn resident, about why he was yelling. That’s when Toong kicked the door and shoved his way insi…
Teen Admits Raping, Stabbing Woman In Front Of Her Young Daughter At Mastic Beach Home Teen Admits Raping, Stabbing Woman In Front Of Her Young Daughter At Mastic Beach Home
Teen Admits Raping, Stabbing Woman In Front Of Her Young Daughter At Mastic Beach Home A 16-year-old boy has admitted to raping and stabbing a young mother during a home invasion robbery on Long Island. The defendant, who prosecutors did not name due to his age, pleaded guilty to rape and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Prosecutors said the boy was 14 years old when he and an accomplice broke into the victim’s Mastic Beach home at around 3:15 p.m. on April 19, 2022. As they were searching for items to steal, they found a locked bedroom door and kicked it in. Inside, they found a 23-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter. The defendant admit…
Burglar Smashes Window, Steals Cash From Long Island Business Burglar Smashes Window, Steals Cash From Long Island Business
Burglar Smashes Window, Steals Cash From Long Island Business Police are searching for a burglar who committed a smash-and-grab at a Long Island restaurant, making off with cash. It happened on Friday, Dec. 15 in Hicksville, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 3:45 a.m., the burglar went through the window of Indian restaurant Pista House, located 104 New South Road. They grabbed the cash register and ran. Police said the investigation is ongoing; additional details, including a description of the thief, were not available. Detectives urge anyone with information regarding the break-in to contact the Nassau County Crime Stopper…
Burglars Smash Windows, Grab Cash From Long Island Deli Burglars Smash Windows, Grab Cash From Long Island Deli
Burglars Smash Windows, Grab Cash From Long Island Deli Police are on the lookout for one or more thieves who smashed their way into a small business on Long Island and stole cash. It occurred on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 2 in Uniondale, according to Nassau County Police Department. The owner of El Rinconcito Deli, a Salvadorean store located at 624 Jerusalem Avenue, arrived at the store just before 8:30 a.m. to find that the glass front door had been shattered while the store was closed. During the burglary, the suspects broke into the register and stole cash. There is no available description of the thieves. Police said the investi…
Trio Smuggles Merch From Marshalls, Kohl's On Long Island Trio Smuggles Merch From Marshalls, Kohl's On Long Island
Trio Smuggles Merch From Marshalls, Kohl's On Long Island Police arrested three people who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Long Island stores. On Thursday, Dec. 7, the trio were caught in the parking lot of the Oceanside Marshalls, located at 3544 Long Beach Road. The three Hempstead residents — Kevin Joyner, age 56; Lori Menendez, age 47; and Richard Dean, age 39 — were hiding $1,428 worth of goods they snuck out of the store, according to Nassau County Police. After their arrests, police discovered that the group had also struck at a Kohl’s down the street, taking a total of $1019.91 worth of wares. In addition,…