Nassau County – The First Squad reports the arrest of three individuals for an incident that occurred on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 2:25 a.m. in Wantagh.
According to detectives, police responded to a call for suspicious males that were breaking into automobiles in the vicinity of Douglas Ave. and Whitehall Ln. The caller advised the subjects arrived in a white SUV. Upon arrival, police observed two males walking that fit the description provided. Investigation revealed that multiple automobiles in the immediate area had been broken into and the subjects were in possession of stolen goods from the autos. Police then discovered a third subject hiding in a separate automobile. The third subject was also in possession of various items that were taken from the automobiles.
Further investigation discovered that the white SUV was reported stolen.
The following individuals were placed under arrest without incident:
- Deft. Joshua Bonilla, 21, of Union City, NJ. He is charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Petit Larceny and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. He was arraigned on Tuesday, October 8, 2018 at First District Court, Hempstead.
- Deft. Anthony Pierre, 21, of Brooklyn. He is charged with Petit Larceny, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. He was arraigned on Tuesday, October 8, 2018 at First District Court, Hempstead.
- The third individual, a 16 year-old male, was charged with Petit Larceny and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. He is scheduled to appear at Family Court at a later date.
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