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3 Arrested In Rash Of Burglaries In Baldwin, Long Island

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BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two men and a woman were arrested this week in connection with a series of burglaries in Baldwin.

As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported, the first incident happened on Thursday, Dec. 11, when Courtney Cross, 17, allegedly went to a house on Washington Street in Baldwin and rang the doorbell, police said. When no one answered, he entered the home through a window and stole jewelry and electronics.

On Mon, Dec. 17, Cross entered a home on Jeffrey Drive in Baldwin through another open window on the side of the house. He stole a handbag, a GPS system, bottles of liquor, an iPad, a camera and a video game system, Nassau County police said.

Cross then came back to the Washington Street house on Jan. 7, nearly a month after he first allegedly burglarize the home. He tried to get in a second time through the same rear window, but didn’t make it inside.

On Jan. 11, Cross allegedly entered a home on Hastings Street in Baldwin through an open front window. A 27-year-old man who was asleep in the home woke up and confronted Cross, who took off out the back door empty-handed, police said.

Just this past Thursday, Cross was joined by another defendant — Arielle Marcelin, 16 – for a trip to a house on Iris Lane in Baldwin. They rang the doorbell, and went around back when no one answered.

At the back of the house, Cross kicked in a rear window, entered the house, and stole jewelry, fur coats and a laptop computer as Marcelin waited outside, police said. They then fled the scene.
On Friday, police arrested Cross at 960 Hastings St. in Baldwin, and Marcelin at her home at 549 Demott Ave. in Baldwin.

Police also linked Nathaniel Marcelin, 19 – the brother of Arielle Marcelin – to the crime. He was arrested and accused of trying to hide or get rid of the items his sister allegedly stole with Cross.

Cross was charged with five counts of second-degree burglary, Arielle Marcelin with second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and Nathaniel Marcelin with two counts of tampering with physical evidence. All the defendants appeared in court in Hempstead Saturday.

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