A Sayville resident was among four Suffolk teens that were arrested on larceny charges after they allegedly stole items from two vehicles in Merrick.
According to Nassau County police, on June 11, officers in the First and Seventh precincts responded to calls where auto larcenies had occurred on Clinton Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, respectively. In both incidents, witnesses reported seeing four males in a maroon, four-door vehicle breaking into cars.
Police said an officer stopped the vehicle at the corner of Hewlett Avenue and Lawry Lane after observing a blacked out tail light. Upon further inspection of the car, the officer noticed several backpacks, tools and assorted electronic devices scattered throughout the interior of the car. A further inspection of the car also revealed several other backpacks, tools and assorted electronic devices.
When the subjects into custody, the stolen goods were recovered, police said.
Edward Javurek, 19, of Bohemia; Nicholas Montalbano, 18, East Islip; Richard Robertson, 18, of Sayville; and Brian Carey, 19, Bayport were arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree (2 counts), Petit Larceny (2 counts), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree (5 counts).
Carey was also charged with Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 4th Degree for possessing a switchblade knife. Additionally, Javurek - the driver - was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle 3rd Degree as well as several VTL violations.
The defendants were arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on June 12.