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Teens Face Burglary, Theft Charges

Police: Glen Cove teens allegedly burglarize Locust Valley home.

Two teens face burglary and stolen property charges after allegedly burglarizing a Locust Valley home Tuesday night.

Gregory Czaplicki, 17, of Glen Cove, reportedly entered a Cross Street home at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday through an unlocked window, police said. Once inside, he took electronics, sneakers, and coins before exiting the home, cops reported.

On a routine patrol, Officer Glennon of Glen Cove Police recognized a car parked in a suspicious manner in Glen Cove and discovered Taylor Steed, 17, of Glen Cove, inside, said Chief William Whitton. The officer discovered the car was stolen and arrested Steed, said Whitton.

Glen Cove Lieutenant John Nagle searched a security code from a computer found in the car and was able to find an approximate address of the owners, said Whitton. GCPD called Nassau County Police and advised them of a possible burglary at the location, which NCPD was able to confirm.

Steed is charged with criminal possession of stolen property and was arraigned Tuesday. Czaplicki was charged will be charged with second degree burglary and will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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It was originally reported that NCPD had made the arrests in this incident.

tommaso lisena January 03, 2013 at 04:31 PM
It all goes back to their family. Their parents should have taught them from right and wrong. These days parents let their kids do what ever they want.
John Doe January 03, 2013 at 07:18 PM
I agree, but some cases the parents can't be bothered or don't care.
Tom Spencer January 03, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Sad as they are young persons, hope they get the help that is needed. Also good work on the Police front. Thank you for keeping us safe
Greta January 03, 2013 at 09:39 PM
glad you got the details right Patch, Newsday mentioned the story with no credit to GC Police for the catch. Very astute officer there . . . .
John January 03, 2013 at 09:47 PM
or dead
John January 03, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Also one of them is not 17 and underage. Does not diminish what he may or may not have done but I believe underage teenagers should not have their picture or name published. Good work by the GC police otherwise.
Kristin January 04, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Why shouldn't they have their picture in the paper? If they commit the crime, they should be treated like criminals...regardless of age.
John January 04, 2013 at 02:41 PM
????? The law! That inconvenient POS. Change the law, democratically of course.

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