Another Hempstead man was arrested this week after allegedly burglarizing and attempting to burglarize multiple homes in Garden City in June and July.
Based on evidence discovered and collected at past Garden City burglary locations, Garden City and Nassau County detectives determined the identity of a second subject, Pedro Alcantara-Medina, 19, according to Kenneth Jackson, acting police commissioner of the Garden City Police Department.
After it was determined that the subject possibly resided in Hempstead, Garden City detectives requested the assistance of the Hempstead Police Department in locating him. Hempstead Police Officers responded to locations where Medina was known to frequent and on Aug. 1 were able to locate him on High Street, Jackson said.
After a thorough investigation by all three agencies, Medina was charged for an attempted burglary on Garden Street and two attempted burglaries at a Hilton Avenue residence. He was also charged with two burglaries on Meadow Street and Stewart Avenue to which Jamie Nunez, arrested July 31, has already been
Medina was charged for the following burglaries:
- June 27, a Stewart Avenue home was broken into through a basement window and a door at approximately 11:30 a.m. Proceeds taken included jewelry and $250.
- July 10, a Meadow Street home was broken into through a basement window at approximately 3:10 p.m. There were no proceeds.
- July 10, the defendant attempted to gain entry through a rear basement window of a Hilton Avenue home at approximately 3:50 p.m. There were no proceeds.
- July 13, the defendant did attempt to gain entry through a rear window at a Hilton Avenue home at approximately 7 a.m. An electrical box was missing and its wires cut.
- July 13, the defendant did attempt to gain entry through a rear window at a Garden Street home at approximately 8 p.m. There were no proceeds.
Medina is being charged with three counts of attempted burglary, second degree, and two counts of burglary, second degree. He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead, according to Det. Walker of Nassau County's Third Squad.
The arrest information was supplied by the Nassau County and Garden City Police Departments. It does not indicate a conviction.