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Burglary Detail Leads to Major Arrest

Vehicle stolen from Osborne Road residence recovered, along with proceeds from a Poplar Street burglary, police said.

A 26-year-old Freeport man was arrested and charged with three counts of burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, assault and resisting arrest, police said.
A 26-year-old Freeport man was arrested and charged with three counts of burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, assault and resisting arrest, police said.
A burglary detail in Garden City to help determine a recent pattern of break-ins and attempted break-ins has led to an arrest, Garden City police said.

An investigation by village police, along with the Hempstead Police Department and the Nassau County Police Department Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team, revealed that a vehicle stolen during an Osborne Road burglary was located on Peters Avenue in Hempstead.

The side door to the residence was found damaged Nov. 18; items stolen included car keys, money and jewelry. The keys were used to take a 2013 Honda from the driveway.

Garden City police conducted long-term surveillance and the operator of the stolen vehicle, a 26-year-old Freeport man, was subsequently arrested, according to police.

As officers approached the defendant to place him into custody a struggle ensued and an officer sustained laceration and bruises. The defendant was eventually apprehended and the officer transported to an area hospital where he received stitches and was released, police said.

Proceeds (jewelry) from a Poplar Street burglary were also recovered. Police state the defendant is also responsible for a Nov. 3 Washington Avenue residential burglary in which assorted jewelry was stolen.

The defendant was charged with three counts of burglary 2nd degree; two counts of criminal possession of stolen property, 3rd degree; assault, 2nd degree; and resisting arrest.

Five additional Garden City burglary cases were also closed as a result of the investigation, which is ongoing, police said.

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