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Steven Cross, 21, allegedly worked with two other men at the time, cops said.

Credit: NCPD.
Credit: NCPD.
An East Meadow man was among three who were arrested for burglaries between Sept. 23-30, cops said.

According to police, on Sept. 30, at 12:20 a.m., a burglary occurred at Locust Valley Chemists, and a second incident took place at 1:10 a.m. at Glen Head Pharmacy. In both incidents, the suspects broke the front glass and stole pharmaceuticals, cops said.

Officers responding to the Glen Head burglary saw Casey Arena, 19, of Hicksville, inside the store. He allegedly attempted to flee but was apprehended. Additionally, Steven Rose, 20, of Hicksville and Steven Cross, 21, of East Meadow fled the scene in a white car, police said.

After they were pulled over by police a short time later, Cross allegedly attempted to flee the scene, and almost struck an Old Brookville cop with his car. The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Shuswamp Road and Dogwood Lane, and both men were arrested.

After an investigation, cops said Arena was connected to three additional burglaries, cops said, including: 
  • Harry’s Pharmacy in Hicksville on Sept. 22.
  • Duane Reade in North Merrick on Sept. 28.
  • Meadow Drugs in East Meadow on Sept. 28.
Arena's been charged with five counts of third-degree burglary, as well as first and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Rose and Cross has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, as well as first and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Cross was additionally charged with first-degree reckless endangerment. 

Their arraignments are scheduled for Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

This is a breaking news story and Patch will provide more information as it's made available. 
I'm Thinking Arbys October 01, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Rich October 01, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Real winner... I'm waiting for those who will claim he's a good boy. Hope he enjoys prison.
Community Servant October 01, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Rich, being a long time servant to the community I have seen familiar faces of the past few younger drug and crime problems as the same lost souls who do drugs and cause issue in our town parks. The only blame can be placed on the parents of these children from broken homes. Parents need to wake up.
Rich October 01, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Agreed the parents are partly to blame but honestly these losers are kids anymore. They deserve some nice time in prison.
Brent M. October 01, 2013 at 08:18 PM
They have an addiction problem.. sucks... but you were Adult enough to commit an adult crime.. you got caught.. NOW YOU HAVE TO PAY!! Plain and simple!


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