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Man Charged With Burglaries Of L.I. Businesses

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SELDEN, N.Y. (AP) – Police said a man arrested for possession of a hypodermic needle was found to be responsible for burglarizing a number of Long Island businesses.

Police said Wakendo Heath fit the description of a suspect wanted for burglaries in Selden and Centerreach between Aug. 8 and Sept. 6.

They charged him with 12 counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.

The 21-year-old Selden resident was scheduled for arraignment today in Central Islip. The name of his lawyer was not immediately available.

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