A New Cassel man was arrested on Monday, June 29 at 10:14 p.m. in connection to eight burglaries, after attempting to burglarize a home on Sixth Street.
According to detectives, defendant Carlos Morinville, 22, of New Cassel, entered a Sixth Street residence through a window and proceeded to the basement. The female victim, 65, discovered the subject when she noticed the basement light was on. When the subject attempted to flee the male victim, 73, pushed Morinville back down the stairs. The subject pulled out a box cutter and motioned towards the victim. The male victim locked the basement door and called police. Third Precinct officers responded and placed Morinville under arrest which he resisted.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Morinville had committed seven additional burglaries in the area. The locations of the residences are as follows:
6/04/15 – Maple Avenue, Westbury
6/10/15 – Sheridan Street, New Cassel
6/11/15 – Pearl Street, New Cassel
6/13/15 – Hopper Street, New Cassel
6/19/15 – Cambridge Avenue, Westbury
6/22/15 – Fourth Avenue, Westbury
6/25/15 – Albany Avenue, Westbury
Morinville is being charged with Burglary 1st Degree, seven counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Resisting Arrest. Morinville was arraigned on Tuesday, June 30 in First District Court, Hempstead.