Cops: Sayville Man, Michael Collins, 41, Charged with Attempted Burglary; Incident at Plumbing and Heating Store
April 4, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police arrested a man for attempting to break into a business in Sayville last evening.
According to the report, Fifth Precinct Patrol Officer Michael Ferrara observed a man with a flashlight walking in the roadway on N. Main Street at approximately 11:50 p.m. While interviewing the man, who was carrying a chisel and a wrench, Officer Ferrara received a call of an attempted burglary in the area. The officer determined that the man had used the tools to break a window at Alan S. Gross Plumbing and Heating, located at 380 N. Main Street, in an attempt to break into the business.
Michael Collins, 41, of Sayville, was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree and Possession of Burglars Tools. 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.
Michael Collins, 41, of Sayville, was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree and Possession of Burglars Tools.
Collins is being held at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
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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