HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Three people have been arrested for committing more than a dozen burglaries over the last two months in Suffolk County, police said.
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Arrested were Emmett Williams, 27, of Middle Island; Mark Reiman, 28, of Central Islip; Reiman’s girlfriend, Heather Molinaro, 21, of Central Islip.
Police said they are all heroin addicts and that they broke into 15 homes, stealing mainly cash and jewelry to support their drug habits.
On Tuesday at approximately 11:10 a.m., Fifth Precinct Officers Francis Munsch and Sean Neknez observed a vehicle on Route 112 in Medford with three individuals.
The car matched the description of a vehicle seen in the vicinity of prior burglaries that were recently committed in Sayville and Holtsville, police said.
When the officers stopped the vehicle on Peconic Avenue in Medford, they said they observed drugs and jewelry inside the car and the occupants were arrested.
Police said the individuals were interviewed and admitted their involvement in 15 burglaries that took place throughout the county from July 20 through Sept. 11.
“When we went to their home, there was an AR-15 rifle that was found in the home that had been taken from one of the burglaries,” Sgt. Brian McMenemy told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.
Williams faces 10 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of Marijuana.
Reiman faces 15 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and a Bench Warrant.
Molinaro faces 15 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and a Bench Warrant.
McMenemy added that Reiman and Molinaro also have a child together, but lost custody of their child before their arrests.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.