Cops: Building Super Arrested For Burglarizing Apartments and Stealing from Tenants at 55+ Senior Community
December 5, 2014
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police have arrested a building superintendent that burglarized numerous apartments within the 55 and older community complex he worked at.
According to detectives, John Alaia, 37, accessed tenant apartments at the Walden Pond complex, located at Walden Court in East Moriches and stole items from residents. The burglaries took place when tenants were not home.
Alaia, who also lives in the complex, was charged with four counts of Burglary 2nd Degree.
Mug shot of John Alaia, who was charged with four counts of Burglary 2nd Degree for burglarizing apartments and stealing from tenants in East Moriches, according to police. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Photo SCPD.
Detectives encourage residents of the complex to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 if they have any missing items, especially jewelry as the investigation is continuing.
Alaia was scheduled to be held overnight at the Seventh Precinct and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today, December 5.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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