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Police Arrest Bronx Man for Birchwood Court Burglaries

Morris Santaniello placed under arrest for allegedly burglarizing four Mineola apartments.

Police have arrested a Bronx man wanted in connection with several burglaries at the Brichwood Court apartment complex in Mineola.

Together in a joint investigation with the Long Beach Police Department, Nassau County Police arrested Morris Santaniello, 60 of the Bronx on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:45 p.m. The Long Beach Police Department identified the defendant and along with Nassau County Detectives the defendant was placed under arrest in Astoria, Queens by the Third Squad.  

According to police, at approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, Santaniello entered an apartment at 190 Mineola Ave. in Mineola and removed an undisclosed amount of jewelry belonging to the 81-year old female victim. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11:15 a.m. the defendant entered an apartment at 4 Birchwood Court in Mineola and after being discovered by the 69-year old female victim, he pushed past her after removing an undisclosed amount of jewelry. No injuries were reported.

Later that same day Santaniello reportedly again entered the Birchwood Court Apartments and went into two apartments at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. removing an undisclosed amount of jewelry from a 64-year old female and at a 58-year old female victim, respectively.

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Santaniello is charged with four counts of second degree burglary and will be arraigned on Thursday, April 11 at First District Court in Hempstead. The Long Beach Police Department anticipates additional local charges for defendant Santaniello.

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Vincent April 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM
One question and one observation: Question: What do the Long Beach police have to do with this? Observation: These apartments sounds like an old age home.
Geoffrey Walter April 12, 2013 at 02:06 PM
"The Long Beach Police Department identified the defendant and along with Nassau County Detectives the defendant was placed under arrest in Astoria, Queens by the Third Squad." We have reached out to the Long Beach Police Department and are awaiting what other comments may be pending against the suspect.
hypocrite April 12, 2013 at 03:35 PM
" Observation: These apartments sounds like an old age home." Why because the accused is 60 years old?
Vincent April 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM
hypocrite: Please read the article again.
hypocrite April 15, 2013 at 08:09 PM
I did 3 times over and there was nothing in the article that led my to beleive that the apartments were an old age home. I think the author of the article would have clearly said "old age home" but used the terminology "apartments". Again,what makes you think the apartments are an "old age home'?

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