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5 Arrested in Dix Hills After Burglary of Occupied Huntington House

Police say armed group threatened residents of Huntington house.

Suffolk County Police arrested five men Tuesday on charges of burglarizing a Huntington home.

Police gave this account:

Three armed men entered a home on Leigh St. early Tuesday morning, entering through an unlocked door at approximately 1:20 a.m. They threatened the five residents and demanded cash. Two others remained outside, waiting in a 2001 Lincoln and acting as lookouts while the burglary look place. 

The five men fled in the Lincoln and were stopped a short distance later on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills by Second Precinct Officers Stephen Maraglio, Thomas Minnion, and Christopher Gahn.

During the course of this investigation, two handguns were recovered.  Second Squad detectives charged the following men with first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon  and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon:

  • Jason Gwaltney, 25, of 46 St. Peters Drive, Brentwood
  • Jaquese Jones, 18, of 105-4 Howells Road, Bay Shore
  • Nouvelle Lucas, 17, of 96 Arlington St., Wyandanch
  • Demetrius Edwards, 19, of 79 Levey Boulevard, Wyandanch
  • Tahjiea Carpenter, 17, of 970 Park Ave., Huntington

Carpenter was also charged with four counts of second-degree burglary in the burglary of four other Huntington homes.

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None of the residents were injured and the investigation is continuing.  All five men will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday. 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

saeauan January 25, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Dirty animals? Craig get out of here calling people animals ! You don't know none of these kids and you damn sure not God leave the judgement to him because your not doing a great job at it! I for one am not about to sit here and allow you to call my cousin cells no animal because he is not ! He may had a bad day but an animal he is not ! Everyone makes wrong decisions this just so happen to be one of them! Cells came from a good home where he attended church every Sunday some days are more stressed then other days ! Yes what they did was wrong but those without sin cast the first stone .... I'll wait! Cause no sin is greater then the other! Instead of helping them u discourage them! You want them to get Jobs but no job will hire them ! Practice what you preach and maybe most crimes would stop
Don Julio January 25, 2013 at 08:08 PM
He may have had a bad day?? The people whose house was broken into had a bad day. Your cousin is just a scumbag. Also, some sins are worse than others. For example, robbing people at gunpoint is worse than making idiotic, ignorant statements. So take solace in the fact that your cousin is a far worse sinner than you. But you both suck.
Alcivar January 27, 2013 at 03:27 PM
House invaders have to come to understand that invading a home will likely get them killed. Until they do, the invasions will continue and no amount of regulation will stop the escalation of it. An armed citizenry is the cure. You can't rely on police because their presence is vastly disproportionate to the amount of people who would need them. Most of the time they are not nearby enough to prevent crime or to prevent your death! The prevention of your own death is YOUR responsibility. Do NOT allocate that responsibility to the government - Fight gun-control and support the Second Amendment!
Kim A March 14, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Someone just tried to break into my house and I wouldnt insult the animals by calling them such. They are low lives, Not having a job does not give them the right to terrorize others and steal from them.We should have our peace of mind taken away while you make excuses for them? I dont think so
Kim A March 14, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Amen to that!!! I love how people try to make excuses for this kind of bs..

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