Five Men Arrested After Burglarizing a Huntington Home
Three armed men entered a home at 21 Leigh Street through an unlocked door at approximately 1:20 a.m. They threatened the residents and demanded cash. Two other suspects remained outside waiting in a 2001 Lincoln and acted as lookouts while the burglary took place. All five men fled in the Lincoln and were stopped a short distance later on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills by Second Precinct Officers Stephen Maraglio, Thomas Minnion, and Christopher Gahn.
During the course of this investigation, two handguns were recovered. Second Squad detectives charged the following men with Burglary 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree:
Tahjiea Carpenter, 17, of 970 Park Ave., Huntington
Jason Gwaltney, 25, of 46 St. Peters Drive, Brentwood
Jaquese Jones, 18, of 105-4 Howells Road, Bay Shore
Nouvelle Lucas, 17, of 96 Arlington St., Wyandanch
Demetrius Edwards, 19, of 79 Levey Boulevard, Wyandanch
Carpenter of Huntington was also charged with four counts of Burglary 2nd Degree for previously burglarizing four other Huntington homes.
None of the residents were injured and the investigation is continuing. All five men will be held overnight at the Second Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 23.