Nassau Detectives Charge Three for Larceny, Harassment and Drugs in Roslyn Heights
August 25, 2014
(Roslyn Heights, NY) The Nassau County Police Department has reported the details of three arrests for petit larceny, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of drugs from incidents which occurred in Roslyn Heights beginning Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:00 P.M.
According to Third Squad detectives, Jay Capodiferro, 29, of 57 Edwards St., Roslyn Heights, along with Janine Devlin, 29, of 3 Fox Croft Rd., Albertson, took assorted pieces of jewelry from a female victim, while in the victim’s home in Roslyn Heights. Defendant Capodiferro also harassed and stalked the female victim over a period of time. On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Capodiffero attempted to sell the jewelry as an exchange for drugs to defendant Stephen Devita, 29, of 124 Seward St., Mineola. At the time of his arrest, Devita was found to be in possession of stolen jewelry, several opiate pills and approximately 11 grams of Heroin. Partial jewelry proceeds were recovered and returned to the victim.
Nassau County Police have reported the details of three arrests for petit larceny, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of drugs from incidents which occurred in Roslyn Heights beginning Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:00 P.M.
Capodiferro is being charged with two counts of Petit Larceny, Stalking 3rd Degree and Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree. Devlin is being charged with Petit Larceny. Devita is being charged with three counts of Criminal Possession Controlled Substance. All three defendants will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead. Capodiferro and Devita will be arraigned on Monday, August 25, 2014. Devlin was released on a Desk Appearance ticket and will be arraigned on September 2, 2014.
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