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Police: East Meadow Man Stole Items From Cars

Incident occurred near 8th Street in East Meadow.

An East Meadow man was arrested early Monday morning after police allegedly found in him possession of multiple items stolen from cars in the area.

According to Nassau County detectives, the defendant, John Young, 31, was found in possession of two GPS units, as well as an unspecified number of gift cards and credit cards.

Police spotted Young just before 4 a.m. Monday on 8th Street in East Meadow walking away from a bicycle that was lying in the street. First Precinct officers stopped Young and conducted an investigation, which led to the discovery of the stolen items.

Young is being charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, three counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree and two counts of petit larceny.

He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Tuesday.

Pam K December 04, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Now this is very close to home. Great job Nassau County Police. Someone's instincts were 'spot on' and I feel much better knowing we are being patrolled regularly.
Brent M. December 04, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Anyone know where he lives in the Meadow.. its public info.... and is he going to be investigated for ALL the previous car thefts that have been going on all year???? Great Job by the County for Collaring this fool!!!
john December 04, 2012 at 12:56 PM
kudos to the best of the best.........keep up the good work
Jane L December 04, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Yes, and my car was one of them:( P.O. rang our doorbell yesterday at 6:11 am. They were my gift cards and credit cards. And, I believed car door was locked, but apparently it wasn't. Having trouble with my remote. My house has lights everywhere, and still, no one saw a think. My house is near Yuzu sushi place -- not exactly near 8th street, so this guy was doing a lot of walking. Grateful to the police officer who nabbed the guy.
Tommy Fischer December 04, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Had my car broken into about a year ago while in my driveway.Same M.O. this guy could have been doing this for some time.Good job by the responding Officers on this one.Hopefully he gets some jail time!
Katherine Trunk December 04, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Kudos to the NCPD, fantastic work!
ArtyMarty December 04, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Why would you leave gift and credit cards in a car?
Jane L December 04, 2012 at 06:15 PM
To ArtyMarty -- let's put it this way, the cards were there (unbeknownst to me/forgotten about) from 2009. One of the cards (a bank debit card for an ancillary account never used) expired in 6/2011. As for the gift cards, they were all in a purse. Totally forgotten about. Doesn't make me any less guilty though, so your thoughts are right on the money. I can tell you my family knows not to give me gift cards because I never use them -- always waiting for that perfect purchase that never materializes. Ok, so yes, an unkowingly unlocked car is dumb too, but it doesn't make the crime any less of a crime. I just made it a little too easy:(
Brent M. December 04, 2012 at 10:19 PM
I hope they release his address of where he lived in East Ghetto.. I mean Meadow.. glad he got collared and hope he does time!!! who cares why people leave their car doors unlocked accidentally or what they leave in there.. doesnt give this skell right to rummage through..
Florence Trunk December 05, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Thank you to the police officers/detectives that were so prompt in solving these thefts. I was wondering if the East Meadow area still has the Community Watch program from several years ago? Volunteers from the neighborhood used to ride through the streets at night & keep an eye out for any strange happenings.Perhaps the Auxiliary Police have taken over? In any event, many thanks for all you do.
John Doe December 05, 2012 at 04:35 PM
John Young, 31, of 2293 Seventh St., was charged with grand larceny, and multiple counts of criminal possession of stolen property and petty larceny. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/cops-arrest-man-in-east-meadow-car-thefts-1.4288869

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