A Hempstead man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly burglarizing multiple homes in Garden City in June and July.
Garden City police officers and detectives said evidence was detected at some of the locations, removed from the scene and submitted for testing. In addition, Garden City detectives, along with Nassau County detectives, worked together in the gathering and processing of leads and evidence, according to Kenneth Jackson, acting police commissioner of the Garden City Police Department.
Garden City detectives were able to identify a suspect responsible for some of these burglaries, Jackson said. This information was shared with Hempstead police, who responded to areas the subject was known to frequent. On July 31 detectives located him on Terrace Avenue in Hempstead.
A thorough investigation by all three agencies led to the arrest of Jaime A. Nunez, 29, on Terrace Avenue in Hempstead July 31. Nunez was charged with marijuana possession and four burglaries:
- June 15, a Salisbury Avenue home was broken into through a window at approximately 10:37 a.m. There were no proceeds.
- June 27 at 11 a.m., the defendant attempted to enter a First Street home, but fled the scene after an alarm sounded. There were no proceeds.
- June 27, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. the defendant entered a Stewart Avenue home through a rear window. The proceeds were assorted jewelry, silverware and U.S. currency.
- July 10, 2012 at 3:10 p.m. the defendant entered a Meadow Street home through a basement window. There were no proceeds.
Nunez is being charged with three counts of burglary in the second degree and attempted burglary. He will be arraigned on Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
The investigation is continuing in regards to additional suspects as well as other crimes to which the arrested subject may be responsible.
“This arrest is a great example of multiple police agencies working together by using all their available resources in the investigation and arrest of a serious felon who posed a threat to all residents of Nassau County,” Inspector Jackson said.
The arrest information was supplied by the Nassau County and Garden City Police Departments. It does not indicate a conviction.