Police: Lindenhurst Man, Michael Novak, 25, Charged with Burglarizing Houses in Hometown Neighborhood
January 13, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for burglarizing a house in Lindenhurst this afternoon.
According to police, First Precinct officers responded to 448 North Fulton Ave., Lindenhurst, after a 911 call from a neighbor, who saw a suspicious male climb the fence and enter the rear yard. First Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector Gerard Gigante arrived at the scene and observed the male entering the rear of the house. The male fled on foot with Inspector Gigante pursuing. After a brief foot pursuit and with the assistance of arriving officers and detectives the suspect, Michael Novak, was taken into custody without incident.
Michael Novak, 25, of Lindenhurst, was charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd degree for today’s incident, and Robbery 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree for yesterday’s incident. 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.
After an investigation by First Squad detectives it was determined that Novak was responsible for burglarizing 566 South Broadway Ave., Lindenhurst, yesterday. In this burglary, Novak, armed with a knife, confronted a house cleaner, and stole cash, her cell phone and her car. Novak, 25, of Lindenhurst, was charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd degree for today’s incident, and Robbery 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree for yesterday’s incident.
Novak is being held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 14.
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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